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Miniature - Unknown Girl

Unknown Girl

  • Object:

    Miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1793 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gibson, David (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painting on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs. H. Bolckow

  • Museum number:

    751-1890

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 3, box E

Physical description

Portrait miniature on ivory of an unknown girl in a green blue dress, with a long white handkerchief. Set in a 1850s/60s metal brooch.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1793 (painted)

Artist/maker

Gibson, David (artist)

Materials and Techniques

painting on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

Gibson / 1793
Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 7.1 cm from Handlist of Miniatures., Width: 5.4 cm from Handlist of Miniatures.

Object history note

Transferred from the Metalwork Department to Paintings Department in 1927.

Descriptive line

Miniature of an unknown girl by David Gibson, British, 1793

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

Summary Catalogue of Miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Emmett Microform, 1981

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Painting

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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