inscription: on deer's collar: "Tho: Lodge: 1745"
inscription: on column at left: "Fredk Tellschaw"
This portrait of young Thomas Lodge, who is believed to have been the son of William Lodge, belongs to a group of important early 18th-century paintings showing children of prominent upper Hudson River families with their pet animals. They all date from around 1730-45, and were all in some way related to English mezzotints. The Society's portrait of Thomas Lodge is especially important because the artist is known from his signature; the other portraits of this group are by anonymous painters.
Gift of the Pintard Fellows
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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