Sir William John Newton (British, 1785-1869) Mrs Simcox Lee (née Lavinia Anne Tarbutt) (d.1869) seated in an emerald green upholstered chair, wearing black silk dress with frilled lace collar, matching beribboned bonnet and gold ring, her hair dressed in ringlets

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Sir William John Newton (British, 1785-1869) Mrs Simcox Lee (née Lavinia Anne Tarbutt) (d.1869) seated in an emerald green upholstered chair, wearing black silk dress with frilled lace collar, matching beribboned bonnet and gold ring, her hair dressed in ringlets

£ 1,500 - 2,500
US$ 2,000 - 3,400
Sir William John Newton (British, 1785-1869)
Mrs Simcox Lee (née Lavinia Anne Tarbutt) (d.1869) seated in an emerald green upholstered chair, wearing black silk dress with frilled lace collar, matching beribboned bonnet and gold ring, her hair dressed in ringlets.
Signed on the obverse and dated W.J.Newton 1840, signed, dated and inscribed on the transferred backing paper Mrs Simcox Lee/ Sir Wm. J. Newton/ Pinxit/ Miniature Painter in ordinary to Her Majesty & the Queen/ Dowager/ 6 Argyll Street/ 1840, gilt-metal mount in gilded wood frame.
Rectangular, 137mm (5 3/8in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1978
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September – 11 December 2005, no.70
Literature: Daphne Foskett, 'Rediscovering 19th Century Portrait Miniatures' Antique Dealer and Collector's Guide, May 1984
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.79

Footnotes

  • Lavinia Anne Tarbutt married Thomas Simcox Lee (1788-1868) of Astley Hall, Stourport on Severn as his second wife on 26 April 1835. She died on 29 April 1869.
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