Sir William Charles Ross, RA (British, 1794-1860)
Jane Hawker, Lady Seymour (d.1852), seated in a red upholstered chair, wearing black velvet dress trimmed with ribbon, white lace collar held with rosette of pink ribbon, black ribbon bandeau and white lace headdress decorated with blue ribbon.
Signed on the reverse and dated Painted by/ Sir Wm. C. Ross R.A./ 1846, ormolu frame with acorn and foliate decoration, the reverse bearing label MIERS./ MINIATURE/ FRAME-MAKER/ TO THE QUEEN.
Rectangular, 125mm (4 15/16in) high
Provenance: Seymour Family; Sotheby's, 27 March 1972, lot 54
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.74
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.80