Coach panel by James Thornhill

James Thornhill, the great English exponent of Baroque decorative painting, had a close connection with Dorset and this is the first of his works to be acquired by the museum.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
29 x 26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,750 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
1977
Vendor:
Antiquus

He was born in Dorset and was one of the few English artists to receive large scale decorative commissions for stately homes in this country. This allegorical composition with Brittania, Justice, Time and other figures, together with the Royal Arms, was presumably painted for one of George I's coaches.

Provenance

Antiquus.

Venue details

Dorset County Museum High West Street, DORCHESTER Dorset DT1 1XA 01305 262 735 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

Entry details

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