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Thomas Richmond

Male 1771 - 1837  (66 years)



  • Name Thomas Richmond  [1, 2
    Birth 28 Mar 1771  Kew Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • b 09 Aug 1764 per George Richmond family tree
    Occupation Miniature Painter  [1
    Marriage bef 1802    [2
    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 
    Death 15 Nov 1837  London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Burial   Paddington Churchyard Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Notes 
    • Richmond, Thomas (1771-1837), miniature painter, was born at Kew, Surrey, on 28 March 1771, the younger son of Thomas Richmond (1740-1794), originally from Bawtry, Yorkshire. His father was groom of the stables to the duke of Gloucester and proprietor of the Coach and Horses inn at Kew, and his mother, Ann Bone, was a cousin of the miniature painter George Engleheart (1750-1829). Thomas Richmond consequently became Engleheart's pupil and also studied at St Martin's Lane Academy, London. He exhibited miniatures at the Royal Academy from 1795 to 1829, many of them in a style close to that of Engleheart but somewhat coarser. He practised from a studio at 42 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, Westminster, from 1800 to 1829 but also worked for a time from Portsmouth, and he appears to have established a large clientele of naval and army officers. As well as painting miniatures from life he also appears to have made copies after portraits by Richard Cosway and Engleheart, possibly for the royal family. He also copied in miniature many of the portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds in royal collections. Although his miniatures were denigrated by the critic G. C. Williamson at the beginning of the twentieth century, they have been more favourably assessed in recent years, and he has been classed as "a good artist who drew with strength and vitality". Thomas Richmond died in London on 15 November 1837 and was buried in Paddington churchyard, near the grave of the actress Sarah Siddons. [DNB 2009]
    Person ID I1145  Tatham | Richmond branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2012 

    Family 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    [2
    Notes 
    • elder son Thomas Richmond 1802-1874, also a portrait painter.
    Children 
    +1. George Richmond,   b. 28 Mar 1809, Brompton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1896, 20 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2012 
    Family ID F0355  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Mar 1771 - Kew Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S21] Dictionary of National Biography.

    3. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, George Richmond family tree.
      Site ancestry.com. Owner fayrichmond1. Accessed 20 Feb 2009