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Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr. RWS (1813-1890) - 1841 Watercolour, Italian Lake



A charming study of an Italian lake scene by the British artist Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr. (1813-1890). The artist has depicted an idyllic lake with distant town and figures. Fishing boats can be seen out on the lake while women converse in the foreground. This delightful scene is a typical subject for Thomas Miles Richardson Junior, who favoured compositions depicting the Swiss and Italian Alps. Richardson was fond of bright colours and used a quantity of white heightening, which can be seen in this particular study. Painted on watercolour paper and laid to card. Signed and dated.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some minor discolouration and minor foxing. Small closed tear to the lower right corner that partially runs through the signature. With minor surface marks and abrasions.


37.9 x 55.5cm (14.9" x 21.9")
Sheet: 40.2 x 59.9cm (15.8" x 23.6")

Artist Biography

Thomas Miles Richardson was the son of T.M. Richardson Senior, from whom he received his training, Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr began his career in Newcastle, sending works to London for exhibition from 1832. Richardson moved to London in 1846, having been elected as an associate of the 'old' Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1843. He was elected a member in 1851. After his death a large quantity of his remaining works were sold at Christie's in 1890. During his life Richardson exhibited at Agnew & Sons Gallery, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, and the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters.

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Code pt485
Artist Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr. RWS (1813-1890)
Date 1841
Dimensions 37.9 x 55.5cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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