Portrait miniatures from the Daphne Foskett collection
This beautiful publication explores the secret and intimate world of the miniature painted portrait. The art of painting in miniature has a long history dating back to Tudor times. The medium attracted many skilled and famous artists, whose works have been treasured by successive generations. The works included are from the collection of Daphne Foskett (1911-1998). They are exquisite works of great skill and delicate paintings by the leading exponents of the art working in Britain during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Daphne Foskett is a universally acknowledged authority on the subject of miniatures.
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acquired by Foskett Antique Dealer ATTRIBUTED bodycolour on vellum born British Portrait Miniatures CATALOGUE Countess DAPHNE FOSKETT COLLECTION dated on recto dated on verso Earl Edinburgh 1965 Eli2abeth enamel enamel on copper entered the Royal Foskett before 1979 GEORGE CHINNERY GEORGE ENGLEHEART gilt-metal frame gold frame high collections high Foskett high Foskett 1963 high signed initials and dated inscribed on verso John Smart KENNETH KENDALL later Miniature Painters miniaturist monogram on recto MURIEL SMITH National Portrait Gallery NICHOLAS DIXON painted miniatures pencil on paper PETER CROSS plaited hair plumbago Portrait Miniatures rectangular recto Foskett references Reginald Foskett RICHARD COSWAY RICHARD CROSSE RICHARD GIBSON Royal Academy schools Samuel Cooper Scottish National Portrait set in gilt-metal set in gold signed and dated signed on recto signed with initials Society of Artists SUSANNAH-PENELOPE ROSSE Unknown Gentleman watercolour Unknown Lady watercolour verso Foskett watercolour on ivory watercolour on paper WILLIAM WOOD Worlidge