Alderman Sir Thomas Baker

Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Three-quarter left side portrait of Alderman Sir Thomas Baker, an elderly man with a long white beard, seated against a background of rows of books. He is wearing a double-breasted red coat that is undone, there is little precise detailing on the coat, the artist preferring to create an impression on the coat using exaggerated brushwork. The lines defining the outline of the coat are rather sketchy. In contrast the face is highly detailed.

Manchester Art Gallery



Alderman Sir Thomas Baker




oil on canvas


H 63.9 x W 49.1 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Henry Boddington, 1911

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : note, artist's name, date : Sir Thomas sat for this sketch / a week before he died. / S. Isabel Dacre / 1886 artist's inscription : : t : subject information : Sir Thomas Baker. Kt. Born 1810 Died 1886 Mayor of Manchester⃀ˀŀŀ⃀ˀŀŀ⃀ˀŀŀ⃀ˀŀŀ⃀ˀŀŀ


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