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Watercolour - Portrait of Thomas Baker (1809-64)

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1928P198
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1841 - 1841

Maker Information

Artist:Octavius Oakley - View biography for Octavius Oakley

Notes

Oakley moved in 1836 to Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, where Thomas Baker was living and working. It was here in 1841 that he met and painted the celebrated painter, who is a highly significant figure in the history of art in the Midlands and in Birmingham. The signature and the date of 1841 were only noticed recently, being extremely faintly inscribed by the artist,

Presented by E S Baker (the son of Thomas Baker), 1928.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Portrait
Medium:Watercolour over pencil, on paper.
Material(s):Paper

Associated People

Dimensions

Height:301 mm
Width:232 mm