Thomas Windus (Biographical details)

Thomas Windus (collector; English; Male; 1778 - 1854)

Also known as

Windus, Thomas

Address

73, Bishopsgate St., London, and later of Gothic Hall, Stamford Hill.

Biography

Originally a coachbuilder by trade, he became a Seneschal in the Noviomagan society and was elected FSA on 29 May 1819. He served in the City of London Light Horse Volunteers. Hiis collection was mainly devoted to gem-engraving, for which he erected a museum at Gothic Hall. He published works relating to the Portland Vase and the subjects shown on it.

Bibliography

His obituary appears in the Gentleman's Magazine, n.s. XLIII (125.1), 1855, pp. 432-4.