Sir William Charles Ross (British, 1794-1860)
The Hon. Mary Stuart (b.1845), as a young girl, wearing white dress, tartan shawl, gold and blue enamel pendant on a black cord, her blonde hair in ringlets.
Signed on the reverse and dated Painted by/ Sir W. C. Ross RA/ Miniature Painter/ to/ The Queen/ 1847, gilt-metal frame set in gold bracelet with blue enamel cross bands and blue enamel hearts.
Oval, 44mm (1 3/4in) high
Provenance: Charles Stuart, 12th Baron Blantyre, Lennoxlove Castle, Scotland and thence by direct descent; Christie's, 15 October 1996, lot 110