Thomas Richmond c1810
Thomas Richmond c1810
Thomas Richmond c1810
Thomas Richmond c1810

THOMAS RICHMOND (worked from 1800)

Thomas Richmond c1810

c. 1810 England

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A portrait miniature of a young gentleman with tousled brown hair and blue eyes. He is wearing a blue jacket with brass buttons, a yellow waistcoat and white chemise and cravat.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame the reverse with a glazed aperture and plaited hair.

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.
Good
Dimensions
Height 8.50 cm (3.35 inches)
Width 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Stock Code
5686
Medium
Watercolour on ivory
Cynthia Walmsley

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