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Portrait miniature - Arthur Sannox Johnston, aged 12
  • Arthur Sannox Johnston, aged 12
    Heath, Henry Charles, born 1829 - died 1898
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Arthur Sannox Johnston, aged 12

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1877 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heath, Henry Charles, born 1829 - died 1898 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss A. Johnston

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 5, box H

Physical description

Head and shoulders miniature portrait of Arthur Sannox Johnston, when a child, wearing the costume of a sailor. In the background is the sea. The sitter has shoulder-length blonde hair.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


ca. 1877 (painted)


Heath, Henry Charles, born 1829 - died 1898 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory


Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 6.6 cm

Object history note

A letter from Heath to the sitter's father, referring to this miniature was included in this gift.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of Arthur Sannox Johnston, aged 12, ca. 1877. Watercolour on ivory, painted by Henry Charles Heath.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.


Ivory; Water-colour


Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Naval uniform; Sea


Portraits; Childrens' clothes; Children & Childhood


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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