How you can use this image
This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).
Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.
The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.
Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
A half-length portrait to right wearing a dark dun-coloured coat and a grey full-bottomed wig. He holds his palette and brushes in his left hand. The background is a lighter colour. Thornhill was a portrait and history painter, the most successful painter of decorative interiors of the English school, and the first native British artist to be knighted (1720). His masterpiece is the Painted Hall at Greenwich, which he was commissioned to do in 1707.
oil on canvas
H 76 x W 63.5 cm
National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)