Thomas Richmond c1800
Thomas Richmond c1800
Thomas Richmond c1800
A strikingly vibrant portrait miniature of a young gentleman named R. M de la Hay. He has dark hair and blue eyes and he is wearing a black jacket, white waistcoat and chemise and a white frilled lace cravat. His dark hair is worn brushed forward in the style known as "a la Brutus".

The de la Hay family lived at Glyndebourne.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gilt metal frame.


THOMAS RICHMOND – PORTRAIT MINIATURIST

Born in Kew, 28 March 1771, younger son of Thomas Richmond from Yorkshire. His mother nee Anne Bone was a cousin of George Engleheart. Was a pupil of Engleheart and also studied at the St Martin’s Lane Academy.

He worked in London & Portsmouth. Exhibited at the R.A. 1795-1829. He married Anne Oram some time before 1802 & painted her miniature in 1808. His sons Thomas & George both followed their father’s profession.

He was employed by the Royal family to copy miniatures by Cosway & Engleheart, he also copied portraits by Reynolds. His work shows the influence of Engleheart.

He died in London 15 November 1837 & was buried in Paddington Churchyard. Many of his sitters were Naval & Military officers. Some of his works are signed with a cursive R followed by a date, and from c1800 sometimes his address, 42 Half Moon Street. He was a good artist & drew with strength & vitality.

Excellent
Sothebys 4.11.1965 Lot 262, acquired by David Lavender
Dimensions
Height 6.75 cm (2.66 inches)
Width 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Stock Code
5611
Medium
Watercolour on ivory
Cynthia Walmsley

Cynthia Walmsley
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