Attributed to Sir James Thornhill

Image not available
Attributed to Sir James Thornhill
Portrait of a Man (Timothy Thomas?)
Black chalk, some graphite, laid down on paper.
8 3/16 x 5 1/2 inches (208 x 146 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 23, no. 41 in the Bull Album.
Not in Fairfax Murray.
Attributed to Sir James Thornhill in handlist of album.


Inscribed at lower left in graphite: JTh[?]; at lower left edge in pen and black ink: Timothy Thomas. chaplain to Lord Oxford. drawn by Sir J. Thornhill; on piece of paper laid down below bottom edge of drawing in graphite: This Fizz, so well drawn, you may easily know / was done by a kt for one Tim with an O.; in decorative border at lower left left in pen and black ink: N.B. the verses, are Mathew Prior's, and his own hand writing.; beyond decorative border at upper right in graphite: 41.

Richard Bull, Ongar, Essex (Lugt 314 and Lugt S. 314); Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca. 1840-ca. 1892), London and Paris; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9-13 December 1889, lot 1146; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Associated names: 

Bull, Richard, 1725-1806, former owner.
Thibaudeau, Alphonse Wyatt, 1840-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

Artist page: