Thomas Bridgford was a British artist, in Manchester, England. He produced portraits, paintings, and lithographs, in England and Ireland. Bridgford was born 6 April 1812. He moved with his family to Ireland, in 1817. In 1827 he first showed work at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He went to London in 1834, to work as a portrait painter, returning to Dublin in 1844.Bridgford died 21 November 1878 in Dublin, Ireland.