Thomas Lodge (ca. 1735-?)

Thomas Lodge (ca. 1735-?)
Title
Thomas Lodge (ca. 1735-?)
Date 
1745
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 50 x 41 in. ( 127 x 104.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Pintard Fellows
Object Number 
1967.50
Marks 
inscription: on deer's collar: "Tho: Lodge: 1745" inscription: on column at left: "Fredk Tellschaw"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group