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80869
  • Title
    [Robert Scott, 1820 - watercolour on ivory miniature / attributed to Miss Sharpe]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MIN 354
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1820 (Dated from National Art Gallery of NSW Loan Exhibition, 1897, lots 533, 534, 536 & 537) ML ref. 042/P84)
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    80869
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 1 watercolour on ivory miniature in ebonised wooden frame with an oval brass slip and a hanger that is fixed at top centre of wooden frame - 7.3 x 5.8 cm (oval, sight) in a wooden frame 16 x 14.4 cm
  • Source
    Purchased Feb. 1995
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    The identity of the sitter of this portrait may be Robert Scott as suggested by the provenance of the miniature and by the young man's age i.e. 21 in 1820. It is also possible that the sitter is one of Robert's brothers - Alexander Walker (b.1800), Helenus (b.1802), David (b.1804) or his youngest brother Patrick
    Attributed to the Misses Sharpes : miniature was exhibited by Rose Scott in the National Art Gallery Loan Exhibition of 1897 when it was said to be by "Miss Sharpe, 1820" ML ref. 042/P84. Two Miss Sharpes - Eliza (1796-1874) and Mary Anne (1802-1867) - were exhibiting in 1820 cf. Daphne Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters vol. 1, 1972, p.501-502 GRL ref.EQ 757.7/FOS
    This Scott family miniature, and four others (MINs 352, 353, 355 & 356), were acquired from a presumed descendant of Rose Scott (provenance has not been traced). On the reverse of MIN 355 is an exhibition label, [National Art Gallery] Art Loan Exhibition, 1897, in which Miss Rose Scott is said to be the owner of five miniatures displayed in this exhibition - no's. 533-537.
    Digital order no:a3248001
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Note on backing in pencil 'Fixed by H .. S W Lynton 2/2/08. Robert Scott. Painted by Sharpe'
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