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Miniature - Portait of an unknown woman
  • Portait of an unknown woman
    Thomas Heathfield Carrick, born 1802 - died 1875
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Portait of an unknown woman

  • Object:

    Miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1841-1845 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on marble

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Grace Valentine Stephenson as part of the R. H. Stephenson Bequest

  • Museum number:

    P.101-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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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

Three-quarter length portait miniature of an unknown woman, watercolour on marble. The woman is seated on a red couch, wearing a lacy black dress with a long gold chain around her neck, and a black hat with a decorative white plumage

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (probably, painted)

Date

ca. 1841-1845 (painted)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on marble

Dimensions

Height: 142 mm, Width: 123 mm

Descriptive line

Portait miniature of an unknown woman, ca.1845, painted on marble by Thomas Heathfield Carrick (1802-1875).

Materials

Marble

Techniques

Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Portrait

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection code

PDP

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