drawings by Captain Thomas Hastings (1790 to 1869)
Amateur painter, draughtsman, watercolour artist and etcher of landscapes, topographical views, marine subjects and coast scenes. Born Thomas Barnett, changed his surname to Hastings in 1812, under which name he sometimes exhibited and published. Officer in the British Army 1795-1811, Captain from 1799. Customs Officer from 1819. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Society of Painters in Watercolours, British Institution, Liverpool Academy and Hibernian Academy. Associate of the Liverpool Academy. Founder of the Carisbrooke Archers Society in 1829.