A note written by the artists grandson Walter Coleridge Richmond is to be sold with the magnifying glass. The note reads:
This magnifying glass belongs to T.R. Thomas Richmond my fathers father the miniature painter. He used it to help him with his painting, holding his glass in his left hand painting with his right. He painted a great number of excellent portraits.
He was a pupil of George Englheart and was connected with him by marriage, G.E’s mother and T.R’s mother being sisters named Mary and Ann Bone. They lived at Kew. T.R senior had a house built for his wife on the Mortlake Rd, at the corner of Kew Green, now ‘The Coach and Horses Inn’.
T.R. senior is buried at Kew. T.R. junior at Paddington