BEACH, Thomas
(b. 1738, Milton Abbas, d. 1806, Dorchester)

Portrait of the Children of Charles Blair

1769
Oil on canvas, 128 x 102 cm
Private collection

This painting represents Charles and Henry Blair, the children of Charles Blair and Lady Mary Fane, full length, wearing green and red suits of clothes, playing cup and ball in a landscape.

Beach's paintings are well known in the West of England and consist chiefly of portraits. His works are well drawn, carefully painted, often in a low sober tone. The likenesses are usually excellent, without concession to flattery and easy to recognise.