Portrait of noble child due to the original inscription on the reverse "Charlotte Augusta Howard, 13-year-old". This fine miniature on ivory was executed in 1831 Emma Eleonora Kendrick (1788 - 1871), good listed British miniature and watercolour female artist, court painter by King George IV and his dauther Princess Elisabeth I. The artist named " Miniature Painter in Ordinary to the King", she worked in London, member of New Water-Clour Society and Society of British Artists. exhibited her works from 1811 to 1840 to exhibitions of British Royal Academy and water-colour society (1815720). Painted miniature portraits of royal house and high London society and watercolours with classical-mythological and literature subjects.(Amor and Psyche; Cleopatra; scenes from Byron and Walter Scott). In the late period she was teacher for miniature painting by dauthers of high noble families. Her hand book under the title " Conversations on the Art of Miniature Painting",appeared in 1830, despite its smaller extent is still valuable source for special researchers until today.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler..", Leipzig, 1999; Redgrave "Dictionary of Art", 1878; "E.C.Clay "English Female Artists", 1876; Williamson "A History of Portrait Miniature", 1904.
Inscription: on the reverse - original inscription in english: "Emma Eleonora Kendrick, pinx.( in English: painted) 1831, miniature painter to His Majesty Geoge IV" and about person of portrait (sitter): "Charlotte Augusta Howard, 13-years".
Technique: gouache on ivory. Original period gilt bonze frame .
Measurements: unframed w 2 " x h 2 6/8" (5 x 6,5 cm), framed w 4 1/4" x h 4 3/4" ( 11 x 12,3 cm).
Condition: in quite good condition, there is a crack upper right (s.photo).