Mary Penny (British, active circa 1882)
A Gentleman, called Thomas Perkins, seated at a writing desk, wearing charcoal coat with black collar, yellow waistcoat, white chemise, stock and cravat.
Signed on the obverse and dated Ch. Ch. Van S k/ 1825, inscribed on the reverse Begun to be copied/ by Ch: Ch: Van S. 1825/ finished in April 1882/ by Mary Penny/ 18 Bedford Place/ Russell Sqre/ London., gilt-metal frame with tooled border and ormolu slip, inscribed on the reverse Thomas/ *****/ Perkins Esq/ London/ 1820, and in a second hand par/ Ch Ch Van.
Rectangular, 90mm (3 9/16in) high