Portrait of Mary Thomas, the Artist's Second Wife by Johann Zoffany

The second Mrs Zoffany, was a girl of humble origin and descibed by her friend as, 'a perfect beauty, good natured, kind and very charitable'.


Oil on canvas
75 x 62 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £24,000)
Acquired in:

In spite of Mary's lack of education, she rapidly acquiring polished manners and gained not only acceptance but favour in Anglo-Florentine society. Like her husband, she is buried in Kew churchyard.


Mary Thomas; by descent.

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