Search the Collections

Peter Toms (active circa 1748-died 1777), Painter and herald

Sitter in 3 portraits
The son of an engraver, Toms was apprenticed to the portrait painter Thomas Hudson. From 1749, he worked in London as a specialist painter of costume in other artists' portraits, known as a drapery painter, and from about 1755 he worked in this capacity for Joshua Reynolds. In 1768 Toms was elected a founder member of the Royal Academy, possibly because of his close professional relationship with Reynolds and other prominent artists.

List Thumbnail

1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304