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After Charles Frederick Buckley - Pair of 19th Century Portrait Miniatures

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A pair of very fine portrait miniatures laid to a page with gold border decoration. The page is inscribed with details of the sitter: The top portrait depicts the Late Queen of Spain, Wife of Don Carlos; the bottom portrait depicts the Princess de Beira, the Queen's sister. A further inscription reads 'Copied from Miniatures painted from life by C. F. Buckley'. Each miniature measures 5 x 3.75 cm and the page measures 28 x 21cm. The miniatures are painted on thin ivory or ivorine.


Condition of the miniatures is typical for a pictures of this age with some minor discolouration,. There is some discolouration to the surrounding backing paper.


26 x 19.4cm (10.2" x 7.6")

Collection Information

From a 19th century album of very fine Victorian watercolours and graphite drawings by members of the Buckley family, who were an artistic Irish family originally from Cork. Featuring works by Charles Frederick Buckley (1812-1869), John Edmund Buckley (1820-1884), W. R Buckley and others. An original inscription in the album reads 'Mrs Holdernesse - the gift of her affectionate brother C F Buckley.

We have included images of the original album and this inscription for reference only - you will not receive these with your purchase. Collection Code 19vQ

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Artist Biography

Charles Frederick Buckley was likely born in Cork, Ireland in 1812 and died in London in 1869. He was a member of an artistic Irish family. Charles exhibited at the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists on Suffolk Street, London between 1841-1869 (Benezit Vol II). Records suggest he was living with fellow watercolourist and miniaturist John Edmund Buckley at 17 King William Street, London in 1843. John was also an Irish artist from Cork and presumably the two were brothers. Charles' work has a strong presence on the auction market.

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Code ph590
Date Mid 19th Century
Dimensions 26 x 19.4cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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