The Norwich brewer and merchant John Patteson (1755-1833) was typical of a number of businessmen who acquired picture collections in the period following the French Revolutionary Wars.

He wrote that 'this Picture was left thus unfinish'd by the justly celebrated Peter Tillemans of ANTWERP, it being the last piece that he painted, and he worked upon it the day before his death which hapned in this- House in NORTON the fifth of DECEMBER - MDCCXXXIV'0


John Patteson; by descent to Philippa and Charity Patteson; the executors of their estate.

Back to top