Signed with initials GR and dated 1829 in brown ink, also inscribed ‘My dear Mother’ (bottom right) in pencil. Pen and brown ink with grey wash on paper.
Mrs, Thomas Richmond (née Anne Oram / 1772-1859.) Wife of Thomas Richmond (miniature painter), mother of George Richmond, R.A., and grandmother to Sir William Blake Richmond.
As an old lady she remembered the burning of Newgate during the Gordon riots and was taken to see Lord Gordon in prison. After her marriage she often saw Lord Nelson at Portsmouth, in which town her husband practised his art as a miniature painter. She also knew Shelley, who had lodged in the same house with her in Half Moon Street, Piccadilly.