Portrait of Captain Thomas Mathews (1741-1820)
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Portrait of Captain Thomas Mathews (1741-1820)

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Description

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
 

Image Reference

48715
 

Collection Reference

Portraits - Mathews, Capt. Thomas
 

Original Width (mm)

120
 

Original Height (mm)

150
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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