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A full-length portrait of a carpenter, aged 48, working at his bench with his plane and with a dog at his feet. Thomas Rogers worked at Erddig for more than 65 years: he started as a pig-boy in 1798, and went on to be a thatcher's assistant. He was made a pensioner at the age of 90 and died in 1875 aged 94. In a daguerreotype photograph taken of the servants on the steps of Erdigg in 1852 he can be seen holding a saw and standing next to his son, and successor, James Rogers.
oil on canvas
H 112 x W 94 cm
gift from Philip Yorke III along with the estate, house and other contents, 1973