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Colonel Thomas Aubrey (1740-1814)

HONE, Nathaniel (1718 - 1784)

Colonel Thomas Aubrey (1740-1814)

Date: 1772

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 91.0 x 72.4 cm

Acquired: 1948; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 101

Thomas Aubrey (1740-1814) was a Lieutenant in the 4th Foot from 1766 to 1771, and wears that uniform here despite having been promoted to Captain in another regiment. A younger son of Sir Thomas Aubrey of Llantrithyd, Glamorgan, he later served in Michigan during the American War of Independence, and was a Member of Parliament for Wallingford between 1784 and 1790. Hone, an Irishman and founder member of the RoyalAcademy, had a successful career in London as a painter of portraits which are often notable for their brightness.

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