Thomas Richmond c1810
Thomas Richmond c1810
Thomas Richmond c1810
A portrait miniature of a young dark haired young lady. She is wearing a white dress with a rectangular neckline edged with frilled lace, a ribbon waist sash with a gold brooch holding it under the bustline. She has dark hair and grey eyes. Her hair is worn with the front part combed forward in little ringlets whilst the rest of her hair is held back and arranged in curls on the top of her head.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame with solid reverse.


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
Height 7.85 cm (3.09 inches)
Width 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Stock Code
Watercolour on ivory.
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