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The Family of Thomas Bateson, Esq. (1705–1791)

Photo credit: National Museums Northern Ireland

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This portrait of the Bateson children is both an imposing conversation piece and a fascinating record of the interior of the Bateson home at Orangefield, Co. Down, near Belfast. Lowry executed the painting with the eye of a reporter, so detailed and accurate are the children’s costumes and the objects in the room. Originally thought to be by Philip Hussey, the current attribution is based upon documentary evidence of 1828 and 1865, which gives the picture to Lowry.

Ulster Museum

Belfast


Date

1762

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 163.7 x W 264 cm

Accession number

BELUM.U1664

Acquisition method

purchased, 1971

Work type

Painting


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Ulster Museum

Botanic Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim BT9 5AB Northern Ireland

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