Sir Thomas Hales (ca. 1665-1748)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Sr. Thos. Hales, AE 79 / Wollaston Pinxt. 1744"
Hales was a baronet and a member of Parliament from Canterbury. His portrait is one of the earliest signed and dated by Wollaston. It was executed in England, several years before the artist came to the Colonies.
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
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