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Henry Compton, page in waiting to George III

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780s (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collins, Richard, born 1755 - died 1831 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oval portrait miniature on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Isabel Baynes

  • Museum number:

    P.11-1950

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 2, box L

Physical description

Oval portrait miniature on ivory of Henry Compton, page-in-waiting to George III

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 1780s (painted)

Artist/maker

Collins, Richard, born 1755 - died 1831 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oval portrait miniature on ivory

Dimensions

Height: 2.25 in, Width: 1.875 in

Object history note

Henry Compton, the sitter, was a page-in-waiting to George III. He married Miss Mary Dacres, lady in charge of the Royal children, in 1777. Their daughter, Augusta Caroline, married Captain Thomas Baynes, R.N., in whose family this miniature has descended. A portrait of the sitter by J. Hoppner is E.536-1950, and a miniature of his wife by A. B. Lens is P.9-1950. For an album of drawings by the sitter see E.500-534-1950.

Descriptive line

Oval portrait miniature on ivory of Henry Compton, page-in-waiting to George III, attributed to Richard Collins. Great Britain, c.1780s

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1950, London: HMSO, 1962.

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Portrait

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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