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The first major study of portrait miniatures from the Victorian era

William Essex (1784-1869)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Signed and dated 1841

Enamel | 7.3 x 6.0 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 421994

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Essex's enamel is a copy after William Ross’s watercolour sketch of 1841 (914311).

Signed and dated in brown paint centre right: W. Essex. / 1841 and signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel in black paint: VR / 1841 / Painted by W. Essex / Enamel painter to / Her Majesty / from a sketch by W.C. Ross Esq.