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1 painting : watercolour on paper ; 17.5 x 28 cm
1984-2010: Nancy Poole (donor), purchased from the Becher family, 1984
1850-1984: H.C.R. Becher and his descendants, acquired from the artist, ca. 1850
Scope and Content
Watercolour painting on paper by Sir Richard Airey. showing Colonel Thomas Talbot in the "Den" at his home, circa 1850. From the Sir Richard Airey fonds.
Colonel the Honourable Thomas Talbot (July 19, 1771 – February 5, 1853) was an Irish-born Canadian soldier and politician. He founded the community of Port Talbot, Ontario, which was at one time the most prosperous town in the region due to his insistence on building quality roads, and he was responsible for enticing 50,000 people to settle in the Thames River area.
Richard Airey was Talbot's nephew and heir.