Alfred Edward Chalon, RA (British, 1780-1860)
Sarah Sophia Child Villiers, Countess of Jersey (née Fane) (1785-1867), wearing off the shoulder black dress, crimson and gold striped mantle lined with fur, crimson velvet hat dressed with gold tassel and falling white ostrich feathers, gold necklace and suite of emerald set gold jewellery to include headband, pendent earrings and waistband buckle.
Ormolu frame with pierced scallop shell and foliate corners.
Rectangular, 105mm (4 1/8in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 18 November 1972
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.54
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.73