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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

John Smart
PORTRAIT OF THOMAS OAKES OF MADRAS (B. 1752)
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

John Smart
PORTRAIT OF THOMAS OAKES OF MADRAS (B. 1752)
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John Smart
NORWICH 1742 - 1811 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF THOMAS OAKES OF MADRAS (B. 1752)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold and gilt-metal frame, and 19th century rectangular ormolu frame;
signed and dated, lower right: JS / 1788
41 by 39 mm
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Provenance

By direct descent in the sitter's family

Catalogue Note

Born in Portsmouth in 1752, Thomas Oakes was one of two sons of Matthew and Mary. In 1770, he sailed to Madras, India and joined the East India Company. He served the Company for forty-six years and retired in 1816. In 1786 he married Elizabeth Ann Cosby, with whom he had three sons and three daughters. Elizabeth died in the late 1790s and in 1803, Oakes married Maria Lucy Gahagan, daughter of Physician General of the East India Company.


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