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
Lot 63Y
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
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,372) inc. premium
Lot Details
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

Footnotes

  • Jane, daughter of Captain James Hawker, a wine merchant from Plymouth, married Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, 1st Bt. on 20 January 1789. They had thirteen children all of whom survived to adulthood - two of their daughters, Ellen and Mary both surviving to see the start of the 20th Century. Of their sons, the eldest, John, who succeeded his father to the baronetcy, married Maria Louisa Smith (see lot 65).
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