Full-length portrait of Captain Wade, the Master of Ceremonies in Bath from 1769-77, painted for the Assembly Rooms.
Portrait of Captain Wade by Thomas Gainsborough, 1771
© Victoria Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 231 x 149 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £20,000 ( Total: £216,556)
- Acquired in:
- Hon E M R Baillie
Originally the background was a rural landscape but this was overpainted with a balustrade and steps.
Commissioned by the proprietors of the assembly Rooms and hung in the Card Room of the New Rooms, until 1903; Lord Burton.