An early 19th century portrait miniature of Master Charles Webb Smith, aged 8, painted in watercolour on ivory

Artist/Maker EDWARD BURCH (1730-1814)
Dimensions 7.40cm high   
Description Charles was the son of Mr. Charles Smith and uncle of Miss Mallet of Osborne Place. The miniature was left to Mrs. Johnston and at her death to be returned to Mrs. Fowler, Living at Upper Clapton, Master Smith's sister. Mrs. Fowler, was Master Smith's sister.

The palm trees evident in the back may provide a clue to the location where this miniature was taken.

Burch exhibited at the Society of Artists, 1760-69 and at the R.A., 1770-1808. Was a sculptor, medallist, a good gem engraver and also painted miniatures and exhibited an enamel at the R.A. Examples of his work are in the V& A.
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Good
Ref No. 5088
Price £4800.00
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