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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case RMC, Shelf 3, Box C

Selina Innes

Portrait Miniature
late 18th century (painted)
Place Of Origin

Portrait miniature of a young woman.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painting on ivory
Brief Description
Portrait of miniature of Selina Innes, daughter of Sir William Chambers (RA) and wife of William Innes, painted by George Englehardt, late 18th century.
Physical Description
Portrait miniature of a young woman.
  • Height: 3.81cm
  • Width: 3.18cm
Taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO 1964
Credit line
Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery
Object history
This miniature is attached to a mid-19th century gilt-metal bracelet. It is one of a group of portraits of the family of Sir William Chambers, R.A., bequeathed to the National Portrait Gallery by Miss E. F. E. Pebardy. Another portrait of the same sitter, is P.18-1958, a pastel by Francis Cotes, and a portrait of the sitter's husband by Engleheart is P.16-1958. It is probable that P.15 and P.16-1958 are the portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Innes recorded in Engleheart's sitter-book under the year 1778: according to information provided by the testatrix, the marriage took place on 20 January of that year.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 . London: HMSO, 1964.
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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