Thomas Sheppard

Thomas Sheppard

Andrea Soldi, Italian, 1703-1771
Oil paint on canvas
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Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust

Andrea Soldi, Thomas Sheppard, 1733. Oil paint on canvas; 53 1/2 × 39 1/2 in. (135.9 × 100.3 cm). Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2019.2

image height: 53 1/2 in, 135.8900 cm; image width: 39 1/2 in, 100.3300 cm; frame height: 62 1/2 in, 158.75 cm; frame width: 48 in, 121.9200 cm; frame depth: 2 3/4 in, 6.985 cm
European and American Art Before 1900
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900
This object is currently on view

Before settling in England, Andrea Soldi made a name for himself painting portraits of British merchants working in Turkey. Often these merchants were Catholic supporters of the deposed King James II who fled following a failed rebellion in 1715. One such exile was Thomas Sheppard, whose lavishly embroidered coat and gold silk waistcoat clearly announce his professional success. 

Known Provenance
With Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell, London, about 1917; private collection, England; Hall & Knight, London; from which acquired by William M. B. and Bernadette Johnson Berger, Denver, 1997; Berger Collection Educational Trust; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2019. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum and we will post information as it becomes available. Please e-mail, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.

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