Alfred Edward Chalon, RA (British, 1780-1860)
Miss Roper, wearing blue dress over white lace slip, jewel encrusted heart-shaped pendant on a gold chain about her neck and matching bracelet, her hair dressed in ringlets and plaited across the crown, she rests her right elbow on a gold-coloured cloth.
Signed on the reverse and dated Painted by/ Alf.d Edw.d Chalon R.A/ London/ 1825 and inscribed in pencil Portrait of Miss Roper/ Niece of Lord Teynham, gilt-metal frame.
Rectangular, 93mm (3 11/16in) high
Provenance: Holzscheiter Collection; Sotheby's, 28 March 1977, lot 46
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.51
Literature: Leo Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, 1964, vol.I, p.136
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.72