Richardson, Thomas Miles, Junior (1813-90; English)
Corrie Echen, Highlands of Scotland 1880
Watercolour, 77.5 x 67.3 cm (sheet)
Purchased, 1880 (advice of Alfred Thomson)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.168.2-1)
The artist was born in Newcastle but settled in London in 1846, and regularly exhibited his work with the Water Colour Society.
In Mallalieu’s opinion, “he tends to become rather repetitive in his Scottish and Italian show pieces” – and this is clearly exemplified here.
Other examples of his work are held in the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and the V&A. His father, Thomas Miles Richardson, Senior (1784-1848) was also a landscape painter with a specialization in watercolours.
AR 1880, p.73; NGV 1894, p.49 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.32); NGV 1905, p.49 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.48; noting Thomson’s advice) [£200]
For the artist, see Bénézit 11, pp.1005-6 (listing the present work); Mallalieu (1976), p.219 (quoted); http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/richardson_jr_thomas_miles.html and http://www.stephenongpin.com/RICHARDSON-Thomas-Miles-DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=45&tabindex=44&artistid=181166. For his father, see Bénézit 11, pp. 1004-5; and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Miles_Richardson