Friday, 23 December 2016

Tour Scotland Photograph Pass Of Glencoe Painting By Thomas Miles Richardson

Tour Scotland photograph of a Pass Of Glencoe painting by Thomas Miles Richardson who often painted in Scotland. Thomas was born on 15 May 1784 in Newcastle, England. His father, George Richardson, died 1806, was the master of St. Andrew's grammar school, Newcastle; Moses Aaron Richardson was a younger brother. He was at first apprenticed to an engraver and afterwards to a cabinet maker, whom he left to set up in business for himself. After five years of cabinet making, he became a teacher, and from 1806 to 1813 filled the post which his father had held at the grammar school. Then he decided to adopt an artistic career, and soon acquired a reputation as a painter of landscape. He worked chiefly in watercolour, and found most of his subjects in the scenery of the Borders and the Scottish Highlands, though in later life he went as far afield as Italy and Switzerland. He died at Newcastle on 7 March 1848, leaving a widow and a large family, six of whom, George Richardson, Edward Richardson, Thomas Miles Richardson Junior, Henry Burdon Richardson, Charles Richardson and John Isaac Richardson, followed their father's profession.

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