Thomas Richmond c1805
Thomas Richmond c1805
Thomas Richmond c1805
Thomas Richmond c1805

THOMAS RICHMOND (worked from 1800)

Thomas Richmond c1805

c. 1805 England

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A strong and colourful portrait miniature of an officer. He has tousled curly hair and is wearing a red coatee with blue collar with gold lace, single gold fringed epaulette, black stock and a white frilled cravat.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame, the reverse with a plait of hair and the Collection label no. 197.


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.
SOTHEBYS 28.02.72 LOT 39

CHRISTIES 20.03.90 LOT 104
Height 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Width 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Stock Code
Watercolour on ivory.
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