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Portrait miniature - Sir Thomas Stepney
  • Sir Thomas Stepney
    Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821
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Sir Thomas Stepney

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1787 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Dorothy Manners

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Oval miniature portrait, head and shoulders, to right and looking to front; wearing a coat, buttoned up.

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)


1787 (painted)


Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

'Rdus Cosway R.A. et Primarius Pictor Serenisimi Walliae Principis Pinxit 1787.'
Inscribed on the back


Height: 70 mm, Width: 57 mm

Object history note

Another portrait of Sir Thomas Stepney, Bart., by G. Engleheart is P.44-1953.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of Sir Thomas Stepney. Watercolour on ivory, painted by Richard Cosway, ca. 1787.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Ivory; Ivory



Subjects depicted



Portraits; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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