This picture shows Wright Thomas Squire and his sister Charlotte, aged about twelve and four respectively, in front of the family home, Bridge House.
Portrait of Wright Thomas Squire and His Sister Charlotte on a Black Pony by Nathan Theodore Fielding, 1795
© Peterborough Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 102 x 117 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £70,000)
- Acquired in:
- Peter Tillou Works of Art
The Squires were a Peterborough family who derived their income from the river as boat owners and grain merchants. By pointing towards his house, the boy is indicating the family's professional and social status.
Christie's, 7/4/93, lot 65; with Peter Tillou Works of Art Ltd.
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