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Oil painting - Philippa Burrell, the Artist's Daughter, Aged 9
  • Philippa Burrell, the Artist's Daughter, Aged 9
    Burrell, Louise A. A.R.M.S., born 1873 - died 1971
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Philippa Burrell, the Artist's Daughter, Aged 9

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1917 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burrell, Louise A. A.R.M.S., born 1873 - died 1971 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on millboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Philippa Burrell, daughter of the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.1241-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Portrait of Philippa Burrell aged nine.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)

Date

1917 (painted)

Artist/maker

Burrell, Louise A. A.R.M.S., born 1873 - died 1971 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on millboard

Marks and inscriptions

Signed L. Burrell

Dimensions

Height: 50.6 cm, Width: 40.2 cm, Height: 620 mm framed (max.), Width: 520 mm framed (max.), Depth: 33 mm framed, :

Object history note

Given by Miss Philippa Burrell, daughter of the artist, 1995

Historical significance: Louie Burrell, née Luker (1873-1971) was a miniature painter and watercolourist. She studied with Hubert von Herkomer at his art school in Bushy from 1900 to 1904. By this time she had already begun to practise as a miniature painter; she began to exhibit miniatures at the Royal Academy in 1901. Aristocratic and royal patronage followed, and her later sitters included Prince George of Battenburg and Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein. In 1912 Burrell was elected an Associate of the Royal Minature Society.

This portrait of the artist's daughter Philippa, then aged nine, shows her wearing a fashionable sailor suit. At the time Burrell, a widow since 1908, and her daughter were living in Los Angeles.

The painting was presented to the V&A in 1995 by the sitter, Philippa Burrell, along with eight watercolours by her mother.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Philippa Burrell, the Artist's Daughter, Aged 9', Louie Burrell, 1917

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

Philippa Burrell and Jim Murrell, Louie Burrell: A Woman Painter: a short biography (Hull: University of Hull Art Collections, 1996), no. 73.
Taken from R.P. 94/2399

Materials

Oil paint; Millboard

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Child

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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