Oil painting portrait of George Graham, 1740-1749

Made:
1740-1749 in England
artist:
Thomas Hudson

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Painting. George Graham (1675-1751) / by Thomas Hudson, 1740-1749). Oil on canvas; 120x96cm or 148x122.5x8cm in gilt frame. Portrait, TQL seated beside mercury compensated pendulum in open clock case (see note). George Graham was a clockmaker, geophysicist and inventor. ; invented many valuble astronomical instruments and made the great mural quadrant at Greenwich Observatory for Edmond Halley. Thomas Hudson (1701-1779) was a successful portrait painter of the royal family and well known 'persons of quality'.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1868-249
Materials:
gilt and oil paint on canvas
Measurements:
frame: 1480 mm x 1230 mm x 90 mm,
image: 1200 mm x 960 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Donated by Mr Charles Frodsham (Woodcroft Collection?)