John H. Richard's Studio with Casts for Fisheries Exposition, by Unknown, 1879, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, John H. Richard's studio in the East Range of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Richard was a French-born scientific illustrator and is seen here, approximately a year before his death, painting casts for the Berlin International Fishery Exhibition of 1880. The Smithsonian was awarded the grand prize for the fishery exhibition displaying Richard's work..