Sir Thomas Strange, 1756 - 1841. Chief Justice in Madras
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Sir Thomas Strange, 1756 - 1841. Chief Justice in Madras 1799
Sir Thomas Strange was a successful colonial judge and administrator. He was appointed Chief Justice of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1789 - this portrait is a version of a full-length painted for the town hall of Halifax. In 1798 Strange was given the arduous appointment of Recorder and President of the Court at Madras, a city where the administration of justice was notoriously corrupt. On his return from Madras, Strange travelled around Britain and on the continent and published a series of texts on Hindu law.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1991
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 91.40 x 71.10 cm (framed: 103.00 x 92.40 x 7.20 cm)
  • Credit Given by Mrs G. Beck 1962