Thomas Miller Beach(1841-1894), Government spy, known as 'Major Le Caron'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Beach, known as Major Henri Le Caron, went to the United States in 1861 and soon afterwards joined Irish nationalist organisations there. For twenty-five years he acted as a paid spy on the Fenian movement for both the British and Canadian governments. His evidence to the Parnell Commission meant his blowing his cover.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.