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Thomas Parker

Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

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Thomas Parker was a singer and Haworth celebrity, who later won considerable fame as a tenor when he sang before Queen Victoria, accompanied on violin (pictured in the background). Branwell dated it on the back, 'DECR 22ND 1838', and it is one of his better portraits, handling the light effects with some skills. The fringed curtain in the foreground at top left may indicate the subject's connection to the stage.

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Keighley


Date

1838

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 73.5 x W 61.4 cm

Accession number

B21 / P37

Acquisition method

gift from J. T. Parker, 1928

Work type

Painting


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Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 8DR England

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