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Sir James Thornhill

(1675 or 1676-1734), Father-in-law of William Hogarth, decorative painter and politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Artist associated with 23 portraits
The leading British decorative painter in an age of foreign competition. His most famous murals are in the Painted Hall at Greenwich and in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. His knighthood in 1720, the first to a native British artist, and his election as an MP in 1722 came at the time of his fall from favour as a painter. His daughter married William Hogarth.

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Unknown man, formerly known as Sir James Thornhill, by John Closterman - NPG 1261

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir James Thornhill

by John Closterman
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1702-1705
On display on Floor 1: Saloon at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1261

Sir James Thornhill, by Sir James Thornhill - NPG 5339

Sir James Thornhill

by Sir James Thornhill
oil on canvas, octagonal, circa 1710-1725
On display on Floor 2: Portraits Tell Stories at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 5339

Sir James Thornhill, attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae - NPG 4688

Sir James Thornhill

attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae
oil on canvas, circa 1724-1726
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4688

'The Gaols Committee of the House of Commons', by William Hogarth - NPG 926

'The Gaols Committee of the House of Commons'

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1729
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 926

Sir James Thornhill, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 3962

Sir James Thornhill

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1730-1734
NPG 3962

Sir James Thornhill, by John Faber Jr, after  Joseph Highmore - NPG D4688

Sir James Thornhill

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1732
NPG D4688

Sir James Thornhill, by John Faber Jr, after  Joseph Highmore - NPG D4689

Sir James Thornhill

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1732
NPG D4689

Sir James Thornhill, by and published by John Faber Jr, after  Joseph Highmore - NPG D15203

Sir James Thornhill

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1732
NPG D15203

House of Commons, 1730, by Anthony Fogg, published by  Edward Harding, after  William Hogarth, and after  Sir James Thornhill - NPG D39372

House of Commons, 1730

by Anthony Fogg, published by Edward Harding, after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1803
NPG D39372

House of Commons, 1730, after William Hogarth, and after  Sir James Thornhill - NPG D39373

House of Commons, 1730

after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
NPG D39373

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Sir James Thornhill

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1732
NPG D19200

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House of Commons, 1730

by Anthony Fogg, published by Edward Harding, after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1803
NPG D14174

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House of Commons, 1730

after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
NPG D40331

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