Combe, Thomas

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Nationality: English

Date of Birth: July 21, 1796

Place of Birth: Leicester, England

Date of Death: October 29, 1872

Place of Death: Oxford, England


Thomas Combe was a printer and patron of the arts. Combe met Millais in 1850, and invited him to stay at his house with painter Charles Allston Collins. Influenced by Millais, Combe collected Pre-Raphaelite art when Pre-Raphaelite paintings were under harsh scrutiny by the critics, and the survival of the movement owed much to Combe’s patronage.


Hughes, Colin. “Thomas Combe.” In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (accessed November 18, 2016).