The Portrait of Thomas Hobson

£100.00

You probably won’t recognise me, but if you’ve visited Cambridge you’ll definitely have come across one of my most famous innovations in this city.

I was one of the people behind ‘Hobson’s Conduit’ – a watercourse build in the early 1600s to bring fresh water to those living in the city of Cambridge. This significantly improved the public health of some parts of the city, ensuring clean water was accessible to the central colleges and the University.

I am proud to reside at the Museum of Cambridge, after being donated to the Museum by John Maynard Keynes.

I must be carefully protected from the light to ensure I don’t fade and can be enjoyed by the people of Cambridge for hundreds of years.

This object has already been adopted.

Description

You probably won’t recognise me, but if you’ve visited Cambridge you’ll definitely have come across one of my most famous innovations in this city.

I was one of the people behind ‘Hobson’s Conduit’ – a watercourse build in the early 1600s to bring fresh water to those living in the city of Cambridge. This significantly improved the public health of some parts of the city, ensuring clean water was accessible to the central colleges and the University.

I am proud to reside at the Museum of Cambridge, after being donated to the Museum by John Maynard Keynes.

I must be carefully protected from the light to ensure I don’t fade and can be enjoyed by the people of Cambridge for hundreds of years.

The Portrait of Thomas Hobson

Additional information

Location

This object currently lives in the Guest Room.

Object Number

208.39

Size

36cm by 59cm

Material

Oil on unknown material.