Woodhouse, Thomas Roberts (1821-1885)
Thomas Roberts Woodhouse (born c.1821) served on the Board of Directors of the Athenaeum, from 1869 until his death in 1885. Woodhouse, who lived at 1111 Walnut Street, was a supporter of Philadelphia's hospitals, churches, and charities. He was a member of the St. Andrews Society, founded in 1749 by men of Scottish birth or descent for the relief of their "poor and distressed countrymen."
The portrait is signed and dated by Edward Bowers (c.1822-c.1865), a Maryland-born artist. Living in Philadelphia from 1854 to 1858, Bowers participated in the exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
20" x 24"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Dr. Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. Exhibited at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1857.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia