Portrait of a Young Naval Subaltern by Charles Shirreff

In 1760, Thomas Braidwood of Edinburgh set up the first school for deaf children in the world.

Details

Medium:
Watercolor and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame, hair reverse wth seed pearls
Dimensions:
7.8 × 6.4cm
Art Fund grant:
£553 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The first pupil enrolled was Charles Shirreff, who later trained at the Royal Academy in London and went on to become one of Britain’s leading miniaturists.

Provenance

Unknown. The Museum has carried out an Art Loss Register search.

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