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An image of George Damer, Viscount Milton by Thomas Beach

Thomas Beach

(England baptised 4 April 1737 – 17 Dec 1806)

George Damer, Viscount Milton
Other titles:
The Right Honorable Lord Viscount Milton, 2nd Earl of Dorchester, Colonel of the Dorchester (Dorsetshire?) Volunteer Rangers
The Rt. Hon. Lord Viscount Milton
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

127.6 x 102.2 cm stretcher; 144.0 x 118.5 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., "T. Beach pinx/1795".
Purchased 1951
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (5)

Admiral Sir R.A.P. Erle Drax, England, Charborough Park

Lord Milton, Earl of Dorchester, pre 1852, Dorset/England, Lord Milton owned portraits by Beach of the officers of the Dorset Yeomanry or Volunteer Rangers. Beach helped hang these portraits in the library at Milton Abbey.

Charles Joachim, Baron Hambro, post 1852, Dorset/England, Merchant banker from Denmark. Milton Abbey was sold to Baron Hambro in 1852, Hambro removed the paintings to Came House, Dorchester.

Eric Pike, pre 15 Feb 1949, United Kingdom, Purchased by Agnew's 15 February. Agnew's stock no. 0014.

Agnew's, London, 15 Feb 1949-24 Aug 1951, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1951

Bibliography (3)

Elise S. Beach, Thomas Beach: a Dorset Portrait Painter. Favourite pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1934. no. 201

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 13 (illus.).

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 13 (illus.). no. 5

Exhibition history (1)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1952, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Mar 1953–24 May 1953