Sir James. 1675–1734, English baroque painter. He is best known for decorating the Painted Hall, Greenwich Hospital (1708–27) and the interior of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral (1715–17)

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Examples from the Web for thornhill

Historical Examples of thornhill

  • Could it be that Barbara had dragged Mrs. Thornhill from her bed?

  • I'm only here for over night, now, and I'm going down to Mrs. Thornhill's.

  • Mr Thornhill came with a couple of friends, his chaplain, and feeder.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

    Oliver Goldsmith

  • Most of the settlers in Thornhill were well, in spite of the cold, except Mrs Kemp.

    Taking Tales

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Mr. Thornhill wants to sell them—an old client of mine, Thornhill.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton