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Thomas Combe

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Thomas Combe was printer to the University of Oxford from 1838 until 1872. He met Millais and Charles Collins in 1850 while they were painting at Botley. His wife presided over a salon at her home in Walton Street and it was there that this portrait and the companion by Collins of William Bennett, were painted. This painting was made in four sittings of two hours each. The coat of arms is that granted to Shakespeare's friend, John Combe in 1584.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1850

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 33 x W 27 cm

Accession number

WA1894.9

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Mrs Thomas Combe, 1893

Work type

Painting


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