Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

George Richmond, RA (1809-1896)


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory

3 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (83 mm x 70 mm)

National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 2223

George Richmond was the fifth child of the miniaturist painter Thomas Richmond (1771-1837), himself the great-grandson of the more famous miniaturist George Engleheart (1750-1829), who also worked mainly in watercolour on ivory. [Commentary continues below. Click on the picture to enlarge it.]