English School, Elizabethan Court Figures, hand-painted miniatures in one frame, the frame appears to be rosewood and possibly mahogany, c. 1855. Depicting Elizabeth surrounded by Raleigh, Cecil, Sidney, Walsingham, Essex, and Dudley. Handwritten inscriptions/legend identifying the subjects with a later typed transcription. We believe these to be watercolor and gouache on bone by partially removing the wooden back, unfortunately one screw is badly stripped and can't be extracted. NOTE: Richard Atkins, upholsterer and cabinet maker, is listed as living at that address in the 1843 Post Office Directory for London, Georgiana a daughter possibly born there around 1833. The inscription on the back of Cecil that can be viewed by partially removing the wooden backing matches her handwriting - she is probably the artist. [ASHA8001] (TC)
Dimensions: Elizabeth 6x4.5, the courtiers 3.25 x 2.5. framed 22x18
Provenance: From the Estate of the late Art Shaw, noted antique dealer.