Portrait of Captain Thomas Mathews (1741-1820)
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Portrait of Captain Thomas Mathews (1741-1820)

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Captain infamous sexually harassing the young and lovely singer Elizabeth Linley, provoking two duels with the playwright Richard Sheridan (Mathew lost the first and won the second ). Linley left Bath with Sheridan after, Gainsborough had sympathy with Sheridan which explains the unfinished nature of this painting. Photograph of painting by Gainsborough

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Portraits - Mathews, Capt. Thomas

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Bath Central Library

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