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Portrait miniature - Portrait of an unknown elderly man
  • Portrait of an unknown elderly man
    Carrick, Thomas Heathfield, born 1802 - died 1875
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Portrait of an unknown elderly man

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1841-1845 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carrick, Thomas Heathfield, born 1802 - died 1875 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on marble

  • Museum number:

    16-1884

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Thomas Heathfield Carrick first worked as a chemist in Carlisle, but taught himself miniature painting. He moved to London in 1836 and exhibited his first works at the Royal Academy in 1841. These were miniatures painted on marble, as is this example. For these seven works he was awarded a medal for 'inventing' the painting of miniatures on marble. He was not, however, the first to do so. Jean Fran├žois Marie Huet Villiers painted on alabaster and marble as well as the traditional ivory. Born in Paris, he came to England in the early 19th century.

Physical description

Portrait miniature

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)

Date

ca. 1841-1845 (painted)

Artist/maker

Carrick, Thomas Heathfield, born 1802 - died 1875 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on marble

Dimensions

Height: 136 mm, Width: 111 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown elderly man, watercolour on marble by Thomas Heathfield Carrick (1802-1875).

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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