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Portrait miniature - Mrs Robert Sherson
  • Mrs Robert Sherson
    Chinnery, born 1774 - died 1852
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Mrs Robert Sherson

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    India (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1803 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chinnery, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Portrait Miniatures, room 90a, case 12

Physical description

Portrait miniature of Mrs Robert Sherson, dated 1803. The sitter is depicted three-quarter length in a cream dress, seated on a rock with autumnal leaves to her right, against a blue yet cloudy sky.

Place of Origin

India (probably, painted)


1803 (painted)


Chinnery, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory


Height: 155 mm, Width: 122 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of Mrs Robert Sherson, dated 1803, watercolour on ivory, painted by George Chinnery (1774-1852).

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

Dimensions taken from Summary Catalogue of Miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Emmett Microform, 1981.
The full text of the entry is as follows:

"CHINNERY George (1774-1852)
Mrs Robert Sherson (1780-1858) born Taylor
S/d. 1803 ivory rect. 155 x 122 Pc.
Neg. GE6073 CT3981
0185 Fiche 4/A12 P27-1922"


Watercolour; Ivory



Subjects depicted

Portrait; Sherson (Mrs Robert)


Portraits; Paintings

Collection code


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