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George Richmond

Male 1809 - 1896  (86 years)


  • Name George Richmond  [1, 2, 3
    • Sometimes referred to as George E Richmond
    Birth 28 Mar 1809  Brompton Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 5
    • birth date 28 Apr 1809 in BRVI
    Baptism 01 May 1809  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Residence 1831  27 Northumberland St, New Rd, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Marriage 24 Jan 1831  Gretna Green Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8, 9
    Julia Tatham,   b. 24 May 1811, Alpha Rd, Regents Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1881, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Mar 1834  16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Occupation Jun 1841  Portrait Painter  [11
    Residence Jun 1841  16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Occupation Mar 1851  Artist Painter  [12
    Residence Mar 1851  10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Occupation Apr 1861  Artist Painting  [5
    Residence Apr 1861  10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Post/Rank/Title 1866  RA  [8
    • Associate since 1857
    Degree/Qualif. 1867  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; DCL  [2, 8
    Post/Rank/Title aft 1870  FRS, FSA  [1, 2
    Occupation Apr 1871  Portrait Painter RA  [13
    Residence Apr 1871  10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Occupation Apr 1881  Royal Academican, Painting  [14
    Residence Apr 1881  20 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [14
    Degree/Qualif. 1891  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; LLD  [2, 8
    Occupation Apr 1891  Portrait Painter & Sculptor  [2, 15
    Residence Apr 1891  20 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 15
    Death 19 Mar 1896  20 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    Burial 22 Mar 1896  Highgate Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8
    Probate 12 May 1896  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £78,440 12s. 4d.  [8, 16
    • Richmond George of 20 York-street Portman-square Middlesex and of the Porch House Potterne Wilts esquire died 19 March 1896 at 20 York-street Probate London 12 May to the reverend Thomas Knyvett Richmond [son] clerk canon of Carlisle and Frederick Willis Farrer [son-in-law] and Joseph Watson Overbury [stockbroker, art collector & family friend] esquires Effects £78440 12s. 4d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • George Richmond, R.A., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., Portrait Painter, 4th and youngest son of Thomas Richmond, 1771-1837, Miniature Painter, and pupil of George Engleheart, who was a cousin of Thomas Richmond's mother, Anne Bone; see Dict: Nat: Biogr:, Arts, Thomas and George Richmond.
      George Richmond, b. March, 1809, at Brompton, resided at 20 York Street, Portman Square, W., where he d., 19 March, 1896; bur. at Highgate.
      In a note entitled, "An Artist's Fortune", alluding to Mr.Peter Graham's Estate of £133,000, the Morning Post of 20 Jan.,1922, says that Mr. George Richmond left £77,000. An account of his romantic marriage is given in the Dict: Nat: Biogr. [Curtis]
    • Fine Arts. Exhibition of the Royal Academy. First Notice. [...]
      Mr. George Richmond takes his usual prominent place among portrait painters in a number of examples all distinguished by a frank and open treatment. He makes light of difficulties presented by modern attire, the bane of many painters. He rejects the usual licenses afforded by light and shade to soften and disguise the unpicturesque. On this account his pictures will ever convey the most faithful impressions of the persons whom he delineates. Perhaps of the number of his portraits in the collection that of the Bishop of Oxford will attract most attention; but in each of the we find evidence of a sure hand in the articulation the the contours and facial lines which stamp the character of the sitter upon the canvas. Mr. Richmond's perfect knowledge of bone, of muscle, and tendon, saves him from all manner of error in building up his forms, and his great experience (no painter was ever honoured by a greater number of more distinguished sitters) enables him to detect nice differences of expression, and to interpret those outward and visible signs on the face which constitute the true index of the mind. His aim would seem to be to lay bare the intellect, and give, so to speak, the calibre of the brain, rather than to sound the depths of the heart. The correctness and precision manifest in the making out of every part of his pictures long since suggested the talent for sculpture which Mr. Richmond has recently shown in a marble monument, to be placed in St. Paul's Cathedral, in memory of the late Bishop of London, and the near completion of which work we recently announced. His chief contribution to the exhibition this year is a portrait of the Lord Bishop of Oxford, which gives all the refinement, subtlety, affectionateness, and dignity, of this eminent prelate's character. There is an ecclesiastical splendour in this portrait we have never seen surpassed in the portrait of an English bishop. The other portraits from Mr. Richmond's pencil are -- Mrs. Allen, remarkable for delicacy and refinement of treatment; the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury, which has all the striking qualities we have indicated as characteristic of this painter; the Rev. Daniel Moore, Meaburn Tatham, Esq., her late Highness Maharanee Chund Kowr, a study from life for a larger picture, resplendent in all the pearls and jewels of Oriental wealth, and piercing with the quickness of Eastern thought. [The Standard, 29 Apr 1865]
    • Inspired by Blake, friend of Palmer. Did portraits & some landscapes. Was in group with Palmer, John Linnell, Edward Calvert & Francis Oliver Finch.
    • Bought Porch House, Potterne, in 1870, and completely restored it. [6]
    • Royal Academy of Arts Archive holds the George Richmond personal papers, containing abt 1000 pieces, by far the largest surviving body of manuscripts resulting from his life and spanning the years 1825-1896. There is a comprehensive catalogue, including a description of each item, online at the RAA website.
    • A keen follower of cricket, Richmond was noted in one obituary as having been "an habitué of Lord's since 1816. [James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual for 1897, p288]
    Person ID I0734  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 09 May 2012 

    Father Thomas Richmond,   b. 28 Mar 1771, Kew Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1837, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Ann Coram,   b. 01 Aug 1772, Hampton Court Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1859, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage bef 1802    [8
    Notes 
    • elder son Thomas Richmond 1802-1874, also a portrait painter.
    Family ID F0355  Family Group Sheet

    Family Julia Tatham,   b. 24 May 1811, Alpha Rd, Regents Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1881, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage 24 Jan 1831  Gretna Green Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8, 9
    • Richmond Geo. of St Geo's., Hanover Sq., Ln. to Tatham Julia of Marylebone, Ln. 24 Jan 1831. [Marriages at Gretna Hall, 1829 - Apr 30 1855]
    Notes 
    • About 1826 Richmond fell in love with Julia (1811-1881), the beautiful fourteen-year-old sister of the Tatham brothers, whose father had engaged Richmond to give her drawing lessons. Although old Tatham had encouraged the romance, his diminishing fortune brought a change of mind when a rich and elderly suitor expressed interest in Julia. Learning of this, the young couple - encouraged by Palmer, who loaned Richmond £40 - eloped to Gretna Green, where they were married on 24 January 1831. Back in London, Richmond set up home at 27 Northumberland Street, New Road, sending Julia to stay for the time being with Palmer's father at Shoreham. Meanwhile John Linnell persuaded Tatham that Richmond had a promising future. Tatham forgave them, and within three weeks George and Julia were reunited: their marriage proved to be long and happy. They had fifteen children, of whom ten survived infancy; with this growing family Richmond needed a reliable income, and he spent most of his remaining working life painting portraits. [DNB 2009]
    • none of the children registered, tho all baptised
    Children 
     1. Harriet Ann Richmond,   b. 07 Jul 1832, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1835, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +2. Thomas Knyvett Richmond,   b. 03 Nov 1833, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1901, Crosthwaite Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. George Henry Richmond,   b. 28 Feb 1835, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1837, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Charles Heathcote Richmond,   b. 17 Oct 1836, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1837, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Mary Richmond,   b. 28 Dec 1837, Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1916, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Julia Richmond,   b. 30 Sep 1839, 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1906, 18 Airlie Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +7. Laura Maria Richmond,   b. 14 Jun 1841, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1915, Porch House, Potterne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +8. William Blake Richmond,   b. 29 Nov 1842, 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1921, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Arthur John Richmond,   b. 12 May 1844, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1845, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Edith Richmond,   b. 13 Aug 1845, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1934, Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +11. Cecilia Sarah Richmond,   b. 31 Dec 1846, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1928, 82 Church St, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     12. Harry Inglis Richmond,   b. 04 Feb 1849, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1920, 82 Church St, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     13. Margaret Richmond,   b. 03 Jul 1850, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1850, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +14. Walter Coleridge Richmond,   b. 17 Dec 1852, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1931, Hallam House, Hallam St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +15. John Richmond,   b. 11 Apr 1854, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1918, 7 Campden Hill Square, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F0253  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Mar 1809 - Brompton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 01 May 1809 - St James, Piccadilly Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1831 - 27 Northumberland St, New Rd, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 24 Jan 1831 - Gretna Green Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1834 - 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 10 York St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 10 York St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - DCL - 1867 - Oxford University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 10 York St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 20 York St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - LLD - 1891 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 20 York St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 19 Mar 1896 - 20 York St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 22 Mar 1896 - Highgate Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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    George Richmond (1809-1906)
    George Richmond (1809-1906)
    Self portrait c. 1830

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  • Sources 
    1. [S03] Family Members, MRT.

    2. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Marylebone, 1Q1896.
      age 86

    4. [S22] IGI / BVRI, LDS member post 1991.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 52 b Brompton

    6. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Walker Family Tree.

    7. [S22] IGI / BVRI, British Vital Records Index.

    8. [S21] Dictionary of National Biography.

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Gretna Hall, 24 Jun 1831.

    10. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Marylebone, 02 Mar 1834.
      Thomas Knyvett Richmond b 03 Nov 1833

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.

    13. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.

    14. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.

    15. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    16. [S14] National Probate Calendar.