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Portrait miniature - The Hon. Miss Eliza Booth
  • The Hon. Miss Eliza Booth
    Smart, John, born 1742 - died 1811
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The Hon. Miss Eliza Booth

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1766 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smart, John, born 1742 - died 1811 (artist)
    Cotes, Francis R.A., born 1726 - died 1770 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs K. Gifford Scott, from the Hugh John Burton Collection

  • Museum number:

    P.13-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Miss Eliza Booth was the only daughter of Lord Delamere. She died on 9 January 1765, aged 21 years. This miniature is set in a locket, which is engraved on the reverse ‘Hon. Eliza Booth, 1765’, the year of her death. The miniature is a copy of an oil painting by Francis Cotes, dated 1764 (this was sold in the Lockett Agnew sale on 18 June 1923). The miniature copy is dated 1766. It was clearly ordered from Smart after Eliza's death as a personal, portable memento for one of her family, or a close friend.

Physical description

Portrait, head and shoulders, to right, looking to front. The sitter is wearing a dress adorned with blue ribbons and is wearing pearls around her neck and in her hair,

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)

Date

1766 (painted)

Artist/maker

Smart, John, born 1742 - died 1811 (artist)
Cotes, Francis R.A., born 1726 - died 1770 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 mm, Width: 34.5 mm, Height: 45 mm Frame, Width: 37 mm Frame, Depth: 6 mm Frame

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mrs K. Gifford Scott, from the Hugh John Burton Collection

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of the Hon. Miss Eliza Booth by John Smart, after a painting by Francis Cotes. Watercolour on ivory, 1766.

Production Note

This miniature is a copy after the original portrait by Francis Cotes (RA), painted in 1764.

Materials

Ivory; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Pearls; Ribbons

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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