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Thomas Heathfield Carrick

1802 – 1874

Thomas Heathfield Carrick, miniature painter, grew up in Carlisle, where he trained and traded as a chemist, painting miniatures in his spare time. He became renowned in the district for his portraits, including one of the actor Charles Kean. In 1836 he moved to Newcastle upon Tyne, and after a few years relocated to London, where he exhibited his work at the Royal Academy from 1841 to 1866. A pioneer of painting portraits on marble, rather than ivory, he portrayed many of the leading figures of the age, including Thomas Carlyle, William Wordswoth and Daniel O’Connell. He retired on an annuity from the Royal Academy.

Updated 2018