Thomas Stringer was a Cheshire sporting artist who lived and worked in the small market town of Knutsford. He came from a family of painters; his two sons, Samuel (1750-1784) and Daniel (1754-1808), are recorded as skilled landscape and portrait artists. Thomas Stringer specialised in equestrian portraits and hunting scenes. He was probably influenced stylistically by Francis Sartorius (1734-1804), whose work he was likely to have seen through engravings. Indeed, misattributions of Stringer's work to Sartorius have been made in the past, not only on account of stylistic similarities, but also owing to misreadings of Stringer's monogram. Thomas Stringer often signed his work with his initials, 'TS', and a Georgian style capital 'T' was confused with an 'F'.