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Sir James Thornhill

3 of 14 portraits of Sir James Thornhill

Sir James Thornhill, attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae, circa 1724-1726 - NPG 4688 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir James Thornhill

attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae
oil on canvas, circa 1724-1726
18 in. x 16 in. (457 mm x 406 mm) oval
Given by Douglas H. Gordon, 1969
Primary Collection
NPG 4688

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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.

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Formerly thought to be a self-portrait, it is now attributed to Thornhill's assistant, Dietrich Ernst Andreae.

More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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