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Thomas Coram

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Thomas Coram, by William Hogarth, based on a work of 1740 -NPG 2427 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Coram

after William Hogarth
based on a work of 1740
9 in. x 7 1/2 in. (229 mm x 191 mm)
NPG 2427

Inscriptionback to top

Two old inscriptions, Will..m Hogarth Pin and Captain Tho., are attached to, or possibly part of the paper upon which the drawing is laid down; on a paper, now removed, on the backboard of the frame, was written: This valuable and scarce portrait of Thomas Captain Coram/was painted expressly for him by Wm Hogarth; also a stencil 673 EL.

This portraitback to top

NPG 2427 is a head and shoulders copy of the Hogarth in the Foundling Hospital, perhaps derived via McArdell's engraving, which it closely resembles.

Physical descriptionback to top

Rugged features, own hair; open coat and neck-band as in the Hogarth original (see All Known Portraits); black spandrels.

Conservationback to top

Cropped down the left-hand margin; minor loss, bottom centre, in the coat; otherwise fair.

Provenanceback to top

Presented, 1928, by Miss Edith Mary Scholes, the vendor, Christie's, 4 July 1927, lot 15 (bought in).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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