William Douglas the artist's father
William Douglas the artist's father
William Douglas the artist's father


William Douglas the artist's father

1844 Scotland

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In gilt-metal frame

Miss Douglas miniature painter, born on 23 April 1807 in Edinburgh was the daughter of William Douglas and his wife, Charlotte Grieve. She learned the art of miniature painting from her father. She exhibited four works at the Royal Academy between 1834 and 1841 and nine works at the Royal Scottish Academy between 1835 and 1847, practising from 13 Hart Street, Edinburgh. She died in Edinburgh on 25 December 1886.

William Douglas held an appointment as Miniature Painter to HRH Princess Charlotte of Wales He also painted for Prince Leopold, afterwards King of the Belgians.

He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1808–9 and the Society of Associated Artists between 1808 and 1816. His patrons in Scotland included numerous members of the Edinburgh middle classes and members of the Scottish aristocracy such as the ninth earl of Dalhousie and the fourth duke of Buccleuch. On 9 July 1817 he was appointed miniature painter in Scotland to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and was commissioned to paint a miniature of his wife, Princess Charlotte of Wales, the only daughter of George IV. He then visited London, undertaking several commissions for William Balliol Best of Chilston Park, Kent. Although he subsequently returned to Edinburgh, he continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy in London from 818 to 1826.
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
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Watercolour on ivory
Signed on the reverse and dated, 1844, with the address 13 Hart Street, Edinburgh,
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