Henry Jacob Burch c1800
Henry Jacob Burch c1800
Henry Jacob Burch c1800
Henry Jacob Burch c1800

HENRY BURCH (born 1763)

Henry Jacob Burch c1800

c. 1800 England

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An impressive portrait miniature of an officer wearing a scarlet jacket with yellow facings and collar, silver fringed epaulettes, white chemise and frilled cravat and a black stock.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame with plaited hair surround, the reverse with opalescent glass, a lozenge of blue glass with a mother of pearl quiver and gold arrow and seed pearls and locks of curled hair held with gold wire and seed pearls.

Burch, Henry Jacob b.1763

Born 1763 in London. Entered the R.A. Schools 25th March 1779, aged 16. Exhibited at the R.A. Society of Artists and S.B.A., 1787-1834.

Burch exhibited a portrait of his father in 1814. He occasionally signed H Burch in Roman letters. His work is very attractive and is reminiscent of that of W Wood.

He painted miniatures in watercolour and oil and executed cameos, intaglio and wax portraits. Examples of his work are in the V. & A. Museum and the B.M. has engravings after his portraits.
Height 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Width 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Stock Code
Watercolour on ivory
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