Thomas was the only son of a wealthy Farnham dignitary.

He is depicted wearing the fashionable attire of a gentleman: brown wool coat, elaborately embroidered silk waistcoat, and cambric or linen shirt. He carries a three-cornered hat under one arm and holds a silver-topped cane. In his buttonhole there is a sprig of summer jasmine. Stephen Elmer owned the building which now houses the Museum of Farnham.


Private collection, Somerset.

Museum of Farnham

38 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX
01252 715094

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 Dec – 1 Jan

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