(n/a) Albin Roberts Burt (British, 1783-1842) The artist's wife, Sarah Burt (née Jones), wearing white dress, matching turban and red cloak, holding her son Nelson Burt, wearing white dress and bonnet, her daughter Emma Hamilton Burt to her left, wearing brown dress
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(n/a) Albin Roberts Burt (British, 1783-1842) The artist's wife, Sarah Burt (née Jones), wearing white dress, matching turban and red cloak, holding her son Nelson Burt, wearing white dress and bonnet, her daughter Emma Hamilton Burt to her left, wearing brown dress
Sold for £1,020 (US$ 1,665) inc. premium

Lot Details
Albin Roberts Burt (British, 1783-1842)
The artist's wife, Sarah Burt (née Jones), wearing white dress, matching turban and red cloak, holding her son Nelson Burt, wearing white dress and bonnet, her daughter Emma Hamilton Burt to her left, wearing brown dress.
Signed on the reverse, inscribed and dated Mrs Burt - and her/ two children - Emma 2 years/ and Nelson - 6 month old/ Painted by AR Burt/ Birmingham May 1814, gilt-mounted papier-mâché frame, the hanger depicting a palette surrounded by flowers and bearing the legend A.R./ BURT/ MINIATURE/ PAINTER, the reverse with incomplete trade label.
Rectangular, 63mm (2 1/2in) high

Footnotes

  • Albin Roberts Burt's brother Henry Frederick was, according to family legend, Secretary to Admiral Lord Nelson. Albin was certainly acquainted with Nelson through Sir William Hamilton and his mother had known Emma, Lady Hamilton as a girl in Wales. Burt married Sarah Jones in 1810 and two of their eight children, as depicted here, were named in honour of the famous lovers. Nelson Burt died in a shipwreck off the Wirral coast in 1822, a memorial to him in the form of his name spelt out in black pebbles on the footpath to the house can be found at 15 Station Road, Parkgate, Merseyside. Emma Hamilton Burt was born 15 March 1812 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, she married John William White on 25 May 1836.
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