Son of Thomas Miles Richardson Snr, from whom he received his training, Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr began his career in Newcastle, sending works to London for exhibition from 1832. He 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. He made extensive tours of Highland scenes, painted in the North East of England but views in the Swiss and Italian Alps were amongst his favourite subjects. He was a skilful draughtsman and had a good eye for composition. He was fond of bright colours and used a quantity of white heightening. His remaining works were sold at Christie’s, June 16-18, 1890. During his life he exhibited at Agnews, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, Royal Society of Watercolour Painters and Arthur Tooth.