Anthony Stewart c1840
Anthony Stewart c1840
Anthony Stewart c1840
Anthony Stewart c1840


Anthony Stewart c1840

c. 1840 England

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A sweet portrait miniature of a charming young girl with blond curly hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a white dress with frilled neckline and a blue sash.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame the reverse with brown silk.

ANTHONY STEWART – 1773 – 1846

Born in Crieff, Perthshire 1773. Studied under Alexander Nasmyth in Edinburgh and executed landscapes, sketches and drawings of Scottish scenery.

Later devoted himself to miniature painting. Practised first in Scotland and later in London. Stewart exhibited at the R.A., 1807-1820. Painted miniatures of Princess Charlotte and Princess Victoria.

He excelled in painting portraits of children who are usually shown full face, and executed in light clear colours.

Examples of his work are in the collection of H.M. the Queen and others are in the V. & A.M., and the National Galleries of Scotland. One from the National Gallery of Scotland, of Major Edward Fanshawe, R.E., painted in 1824, was exhibited in Edinburgh in 1965.

Height 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Width 4.75 cm (1.87 inches)
Stock Code
Watercolour on ivory.
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