RICHMOND, Thomas. 20520



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Preston, hoping to complete her commissions, explaining that illness had made his work as a Painter “profitless”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. 16 Beaumont St. W., undated. Thomas Richmond (1802–1874) was a British portrait painter, known for his idealised pictures in the so-called keepsake style. He was the son of Thomas Richmond (1771–1837), the miniature painter, and the brother of George Richmond. Friend of Ruskin. John Ruskin’s father commissioned Richmond to paint his daughter-in-law Effie Gray, “… I shall set my face towards Liverpool. I am as anxious as you are to finish the Pictures …”