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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)