George Chinnery RHA (British, 1774-1852)
An important portrait miniature, probably of Anne Thackeray (née Becher) (1792-1864) and her son William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863); the former, wearing saffron dress with short bouffant sleeves and cord belt, her son secured onto her back within the seat of her crimson shawl, her dark hair upswept beneath a white striped bandeau tied loosely beneath her chin, her right hand pointing to her face; the latter, wearing white chemise, his brown hair curling naturally, his arms wound about his mother's neck.
Gold fausse-montre frame with tooled border, the reverse with border of blue glass surrounding gold-mounted aperture, glazed to reveal plaited hair.
Oval, 105mm (4 1/8in) high
Provenance: Bonhams, London, 22 May 2003, lot 113.