Louis Ami Ferriere (Swiss, 1792-1866)
Two portrait miniatures of Charles James Beverly FRS (1786-1868) and his wife, Harriet Beverly: the former, wearing black coat, waistcoat, white chemise and stock; the latter, wearing black décolleté dress with lace trim, her dark hair elaborately upswept and curled.
The latter signed on the obverse and dated LF/ 1827, gold fausse-montre frames, the reverse of the former engraved Charles James Beverly/ 1786-1868/ by Louis Ferrière/ (1792-1866)/ Exhibited RA. 1827; the reverse of the latter engraved Harriet/ wife of C.J. Beverly/ by Louis Ferrière/ (1727-1866)/ 1827.
Oval, 78mm (3 1/16in) high and rectangular, 60mm (2 3/8in) high, respectively (2)
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1827, no.856.
Literature: D. Foskett, Miniatures Dictionary and Guide, 1987, p.539.