Group Portrait of the Brewster Family by Thomas Bardwell

This conversation piece depicts a typical middle class family of the period.


Oil on canvas
101.5 x 127 cm
Art Fund grant:
£27,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
Elwes & Hanham Ltd

Francis Brewster was a linen draper and lived in Beccles, Suffolk with his three surviving daughters and son. The setting is unostentatious and relatively plain although the tripod table and India-backed chairs are of good quality and of recent design.


Sotheby's, New York, 1997; private collection, UK; Elwes & Hanham Ltd, London.

Venue details

The Geffrye Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road, LONDON London E2 8EA 020 7739 9893

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