Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945)

Made:
1936
maker:
Unknown

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945) by unknown artist, possibly Vickery himself, 1936.

Thomas Vickery, a talented, obsessive clockmaker, was born in Bath, but worked at Astley Abbots, Worcestershire. He came to national fame in 1931, through making every part of a highly complicated astronomical longcase clock, including its case. He wished ‘to leave behind something made in the 20th century.’ This portrait may well be his own work also. Signed on the reverse with the artist’s fingerprints.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1376

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2016-2300
Materials:
canvas, oil paint and wood (unidentified)
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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