Thomas Burgess (painter floruit 1786)
Thomas Burgess was an 18th-century British painter.
Burgess received his art education at the St. Martin's Lane Academy, and on becoming in 1766 a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, sent to its exhibitions numerous portraits, conversation-pieces, and studies of various life.
In 1778, when living in Kemp’s Row, Chelsea, he was represented for the first time at the Royal Academy by three pictures: William the Conqueror Dismounted by his Eldest Son, Hannibal Swearing Enmity to the Romans, and Our Saviour‘s Appearance to Mary Magdalen He later exhibited a self-portrait and some landscapes. His last contribution to the Academy, in 1786, was The Death of Athelwold
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Goodwin, Gordon (1886). "Burgess, Thomas (fl.1786)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 7. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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