Powdered Curls

Thomas Henry Hull

£575

Although unsigned, this delicately-painted portrait is clearly by the hand of Thomas Hull. It shows a fine-featured lady with abundant curls wearing a white dress trimmed with narrow black ribbon and with a frilled neckline.

The portrait is in good condition and is presented in the original gilt metal frame that is enclosed on the back.

New research shows that Thomas Henry Hull was born in Surrey in 1754 to Thomas and Jane (née Pegrom). His father died when he was just one year old. He married Mary Sparke in London in April 1780 and with her had four sons and four daughters. Hull was mostly a London-based artist though newspaper adverts place him in Dublin during 1790 and in Leeds during 1796. He died in 1828 at the age of 74.

Item Ref. 7273

Size: framed, 45 x 35mm

Provenance: Bonhams, November 1993