Portrait of Thomas Ashburne, aged 11 years by Stephen Elmer

Thomas was the only son of a wealthy Farnham dignitary.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
78 x 65 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,100 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Private collection, Somerset.

Venue details

Museum of Farnham 38 West Street, FARNHAM Surrey GU9 7DX 01252 715094 www.farnhammaltings.com/museum

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 Dec – 1 Jan

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