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William Thomas

Photo credit: RIBA Collections

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This and another portrait of Thomas by an artist in the school of George Romney were presented to the RIBA as portraits of Robert Adam and his elder brother James Adam and these attributions remained unchallenged until the mid-twentieth century. The identification with William Thomas was made because the sitter in the other portrait (and they are clearly the same man) holds a plan of Willersley Castle, Derbyshire, Thomas's most important work.

The Royal Institute of British Architects

London

Title

William Thomas

Date

c.1790

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 81.5 x W 66 cm

Accession number

PCF81

Acquisition method

presented by Charles Manby, 1859

Work type

Painting

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