Thomas Hickey 1741–1824
John Heath 1779
Oil paint on canvas
745 x 625 mm
Bequeathed by Mrs Helena Beatrice Anderson to the National Gallery 1970; transferred to the Tate Gallery 1970
Inscribed in paint ‘T. Hickey 1779’ bottom left
Probably commissioned by Thomas Heath (1738/9–1811) of Hanley, Staffordshire, the sitter’s father; by descent to Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sambrook John Anderson (1876–1941), London and Bath; bequeathed to his widow, Helena Beatrice Anderson (d.1970), Bath; bequeathed by her to the National Gallery, London, in 1970; immediately transferred to the Tate Gallery.