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Portrait miniature - Portrait of William Rowley MD

Portrait of William Rowley MD

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1789 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paillou, Peter (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with funds from the Stephenson Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portrait miniature of William Rowley M.D., sitting at a writing desk with pen in hand and a library of medical books to his left. His hands and face are extremely pale.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


1789 (painted)


Paillou, Peter (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory


Height: 105 mm, Width: 86 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of William Rowley M.D., dated 1789, watercolour on ivory, painted by Peter Paillou (fl. 1763-1820?).

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

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


Watercolour; Ivory



Subjects depicted

Doctor; Portrait; Library


Portraits; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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