Thomas Hargreaves c1840
Thomas Hargreaves c1840
Thomas Hargreaves c1840


Thomas Hargreaves c1840

c. 1840 England

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A portrait miniature of a young lady with her her hair held in ringlets. She is wearing an aubergine coloured dress with a scooped neckline and puffed sleeves. Watercolour in an oval gilt frame the reverse with silk and a curl of hair.

Additional Information: Thomas Hargreaves 1774-1846 Born in Liverpool 16 March 1774, the son of a woollen draper. He took up miniature painting at an early age. Entered the R.A. Schools 1790 aged 16. From March 1793 he was an articled assistant to Sir Thomas Lawrence by whom he was employed for some years. He worked for a time in oils, but owing to ill health returned to Liverpool c1795. Exhibited at the R.A., S.B.A, L.A. 1798-1835 and was a member of the Liverpool Academy from 1810-1835. He worked chiefly in Liverpool but also exhibited in London. Hargreaves was a good artist and his work shows the influence of Lawrence. His signatures included T. Hargreaves, Thos Hargreaves & T.H. (cursive capitals) on the front followed by a date. He used a pink flesh colouring which is very effective and painted with a fine brush stroke. Examples of his work are in the V. & A. Museum and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, which contains his self portrait.
Height 9.75 cm (3.84 inches)
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Watercolour in an oval gilt frame the reverse with silk and a curl of hair.
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