Redmond, Thomas - portrait of John French

This miniature portrait is signed either (I R (or T R) 1762". It has been attributed to Thomas Redmond (c1745-1785). The reverse of the portrait is inscribed "John French who was to have been Lord Dungar. Drowned coming from Margate". It seems likely he is either the same person, or perhaps more likely a close relative of the sitter in the adjacent portrait. At french1 there is a reference to two brothers, both of whom appear to have been called John French and both seem to have died in 1775. One of them married Frances Donellan in 1775. 306

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