Highmore, Thomas (DNB00)

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HIGHMORE, THOMAS (d. 1720), serjeant-painter, was son of Abraham Highmore, and cousin of Nathaniel Highmore, M.D. [q. v.] He was created serjeant-painter to William III. Sir James Thornhill [q. v.], who was lineally related to him, was apprenticed to Highmore, and eventually succeeded him in his office as serjeant-painter. Highmore died towards the close of 1720. He was brother to Edward Highmore, the father of Joseph Highmore [q. v.]

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Hutchins's Hist. of Dorset (new edit.), ii. 461.]

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