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Thomas de Quincey
by Sir John Watson-Gordon Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1845
50 1/8 in. x 39 7/8 in. (1273 mm x 1013 mm)
Given by Henry George Watson, 1865
- Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859), Writer; author of 'Confessions of an Opium Eater'. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir John Watson-Gordon (1788-1864), Portrait and historical subject painter. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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