Portrait of Wright Thomas Squire and His Sister Charlotte on a Black Pony by Nathan Theodore Fielding

This picture shows Wright Thomas Squire and his sister Charlotte, aged about twelve and four respectively, in front of the family home, Bridge House.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
102 x 117 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £70,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Christie's, 7/4/93, lot 65; with Peter Tillou Works of Art Ltd.

Venue details

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, PETERBOROUGH Cambridgeshire PE1 1LF 01733 864663 www.vivacity-peterborough.com/museum

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