Portrait of Thomas Ashburne, aged 11 years by Stephen Elmer

Thomas was the only son of a wealthy Farnham dignitary.


Oil on canvas
78 x 65 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,100 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
Anthony Mould

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.

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