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Victorian Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

The first major study of portrait miniatures from the Victorian era

WILLIAM ESSEX (1784-1869)

Princess Helena (1846-1923)


Enamel on gold | 3.5 x 2.8 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 422033

Essex's enamel is a copy after William Ross’s miniature of Princess Helena painted when she was aged six in August 1852 (420241). Inscribed on the reverse in William Essex’s hand: H.R.H. / Princess Helena [the remainder covered by an old backing card which has been stuck to the counter-enamel].

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