image © Karen Taylor Fine Art | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Karen Taylor Fine Art | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Portrait of Thomas Broadwood holding a gun, his dog at his feet, in a landscape

Henry Edridge

From the collection

Title

Portrait of Thomas Broadwood holding a gun, his dog at his feet, in a landscape

Artist

Description

Pencil and washes, in its original early 19th century frame with acanthus leaves at the corners
Literature : David Wainwright, Broadwood by Appointment: A History, 1985, ill. facing p. 185.
This portrait of Thomas Broadwood shows him as a young man of leisure. He was the second surviving son of John Broadwood, and the third generation of the piano manufacturers John Broadwood & Sons, who made upright and grand pianos, where he worked as business manager of the company. He met Beethoven as a young man in 1818 and sent him a newly improved triple stringed piano (which subsequently belonged to Liszt and is now in the National Museum in Budapest). Thomas Broadwood purchased the Holmbush estate in Lower Beeding, Sussex, in 1824–1825, and employed Francis Edwards to design a two-storey castellated mansion with octagonal turrets. He grew dahlias in the gardens, which were highly fashionable in the 1820s and 1830s. Broadwood was High Sheriff of Sussex in 1833. Edridge’s work can be found in the collections of Britain’s major museums.

Medium: Pencil and washes

Disclaimer

TWW try to keep the information on this page up to date. However, for the most accurate information you should always consult the owning collection

From the Watercolour World

Location

England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Unknown

Medium

Category

Credits

Copyright

image © Karen Taylor Fine Art

Image Licence

Spotted an error? Let us know: enquiries@watercolourworld.org

Leave a comment

Do you know more about this painting and the story behind it? Please share your thoughts below.