Sir Thomas Storey (1825–1898)

Image credit: Lancaster City Museums

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This painting is a portrait of Sir Thomas Storey who was a Lancaster industrialist and philanthropist. He was also founder of the Storey Institute (formerly the Mechanics Institute) with a Free Library, Technical and Art Schools which opened in 1891 to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. He was knighted in 1887 for services to Lancaster and the Nation. Here is portrayed by local painter and printer Karl Klic (who was employed by the Storey Brothers to develop the Rembrandt Intaglio Printing Company).

Lancaster City Museum



Sir Thomas Storey (1825–1898)




oil on canvas


H 99 x W 123 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Messrs Storey Bros & Co., 1892

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