An enchanting miniature of a child seated holding flowers

Artist/Maker JOSEPH FRANCIS BURRELL (1770-1834)
Dimensions 8.00cm high   
Description Wearing an elaborate white embroidered dress trimmed with rosettes at the shoulders and exquisite lace bonnet, clutching a basket of red white and blue flowers, landscape background with architectural feature.
Within painted mosaic border, set in rectangular papier-mâché frame

Burrell (1770 Prussia - after 1834 London) was a son of a Prussian military officer. After he moved with his family to London, Burrell studied and (between 1801-1807) exhibited at the Royal Academy. His early exhibited works were landscapes, but in 1807, he showed a miniature. From that point onwards, he made more miniatures. He often portrayed his sitter's seated in a three-quarter length pose as is the case here. The extreme attention to detail in the costume is one of Burrell's highest skills.
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Good although Minor loss of paint at 3 o'clock on the red curtain.
Ref No. 4900
Price £400.00
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