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Portrait miniature - William Pateshall, B.A.
  • William Pateshall, B.A.
    Biffin, Sarah, born 1784 - died 1850
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William Pateshall, B.A.

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (painted)

  • Date:

    23 March 1811 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Biffin, Sarah, born 1784 - died 1850 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painting on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Silvia M. Glossop

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 4, box C

Physical description

Portrait miniature of a man with a sheet of paper at the back with an inscription.

Place of Origin

Oxford (painted)


23 March 1811 (painted)


Biffin, Sarah, born 1784 - died 1850 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Painting on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

'This Miniature of the Revd Wm Pateshall was taken by the celebrated Miss Beffin on the 23rd of March 1811 at Oxford; Mr. P. being at that time a Bachelor of Arts'
Inscribed on a paper at the back

'Miss Beffin was born without arms or legs & painted with her brush held between her cheek & her shoulder'
Inscribed on another paper


Height: 7.3 cm, Width: 6.0 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature by Sarah Biffin of William Pateshall, B.A., 1811.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1954 London: HMSO, 1963





Subjects depicted



Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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