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Title William Robertson
Artist Thomson, William
Date 1812
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Signature Painted by William J. Thomson/ April 1812
Signature Location verso
Inscription 41 Craven St/ Strand/ London
Inscription Location verso
Credit line Bequest of Helen Robertson Blacklock
Accession Number 1932.005.0001
Collection Miniature
Description The son of Scotch-American Loyalists, William Thomson was taken to England from Savannah as a child. He is known to have exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1796-1843, and in 1829 he was elected to the Royal Scottish Acadedmy.

The miniature of Robertson is unusual in the profile view of the body with his head turned toward the viewer, and in its brilliant pink hues. The expression verges on being quizzical.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Robertson
Image 001\1932.05.01.JPG