Bernard Lens, portrait of Colonel Thomas Weld

Bernard Lens, portrait of Colonel Thomas Weld

Bernard Lens (1682-1740)
Portrait of Colonel Thomas Weld
1718
Watercolour on ivory, over graphite underdrawing
Signed lower right 'BL' in monogram. Inscribed on paper support 'Col Tho. Weld /son of Geo. Weld /of Willy esq / an.1718 /by B.Lens'
Museum no. P.63-1987

This is one of a group of miniatures of Colonel Weld's family. He was related by marriage to the family of Katherine Whitmore. Lens probably travelled out of London to paint such family groups.