Thomas, Eleanor and Anne Lance card

Thomas, Eleanor and Anne Lance

WAG 7391

On display

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The three children of Thomas Lance, a Liverpool merchant and insurance broker, are portrayed here between the ages of fourteen and sixteen, preparing for a family musical evening. Separate, rather more formal portraits of their parents were commissioned from Allen at the same time. The artist was born in Birmingham but built up an extensive practice in Northern cities and was a founder member of the Liverpool Academy in the year that he undertook this portrait.