Search the Collection

Thomas Clark

(1737-1816), Merchant

Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Brought up as a farmer, he moved to London in 1757 and acquired a stall at Exeter Change in the Strand, initially selling sticks and then cutlery. Through frugality and business acumen he amassed a large fortune. Exeter Change was most famous as the home of Edward Cross's menagerie. Clark would make his way there from his residence in Pimlico; according to his obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1816, 'Morning and Evening saw him on his old horse, as well known at Charing Cross as King Charles himself'.

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close



Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.