1) Thomas Rackett the Elder; 2) Mrs Thomas Rackett; 3) Thomas Rackett the Younger
- Art Funded
- 1-2) 74.1 x 62 cm; 3)183 x 120 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £55,000 (Total: £231,000; Tax remission)
- The Solly Family
Thomas Rackett was rector of Spetisbury, Dorset, for 59 years. His enlightened approach to education corresponded with his reputation as a distinguished antiquarian, naturalist, numismatist, geologist and artist. Rackett's collection of ancient Grecian coins are held by the Museum.
Thomas Rackett the Elder (died 1799); by descent to vendor.