Thomas Jackson

John Downman British, Welsh
Sitter Thomas Jackson British

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Thomas Jackson, portrayed here, was widely connected to the artistic and musical communities of his day. His father William (1730–1803) held the post of organist at Exeter Cathedral, and also a writer, artist, and friend of Thomas Gainsborough. The son, who holds a cello, inherited his father's musical ability, and was also a gifted amateur artist, but mostly remembered for his career as a diplomat at Turin and Vienna. His sister Mary later married Dowman, who made this work.

Thomas Jackson, John Downman (British, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire 1749–1824 Wrexham, Wales), Watercolor and graphite

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