Portrait miniature of a Gentleman

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman

Thomas Heathfield Carrick (1802-1875)

Thomas Heathfield Carrick (1802-1875)
Portrait miniature of a gentleman, with dark brown hair, wearing a brown coat, olive waistcoat, white shirt with black cravat and a flower in his buttonhole. On his lap is a portfolio and there’s a streetscape beyond.
watercolour on marble
oval
6 x 5 in. (15 x 13 cm.)
Carrick received a medal form the Prince Consort in 1845 for inventing a method of painting on marble. He was close friends with several members of the literary world, including Dickens, Wordsworth and Longfellow