Redmond, Thomas - portrait of Major French

This miniature portrait is signed "I R (or T R) 176?). It has been attributed to Thomas Redmond (c 1745- 1785). It is inscribed on the reverse "Major French who married Mrs Donnellan. Drowned coming from Margate". It seems likely that he is either the same person, or perhaps more likely is closely related to the sitter in the adjacent portrait. At french1 there are references to two brothers, both called John French. They both seem to have died in 1775 and one of them married Frances Donellan in 1775. 305

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