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Christina Robertson (1796-1854) "Portrait of a young lady", important large miniature!!, 1829
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The name of the young woman, who happens to be the sitter in this large portrait miniature (presumably, one of London aristocrats) was surely listed by its author - British watercolor artist Christina Robertson - in her account book. In this book, she kept year-by-year records (among others, the year 1829; "our" miniature on ivory is signed and dated 1829) of all of her sitters. For important article in Russian including her catalogue raisonée, CLICK HERE.
Mrs Christina Robertson, nee Saunders, was born in Kinghorn in Fife in 1796. She is thought to have been both trained by her uncle, portrait painter George Sa(u)nders and launched into her career based at his house in London. Sanders was a successful portraitist, and she rapidly established a flow of commissions initially from Scottish patrons for her miniatures but later for oil and watercolor paintings. By 1823, she was married to James Robertson and exhibiting at the Royal Academy, and by 1828, she had her own studio. The following year she became the first honorary woman member of the Royal Scottish Academy.
During the 1830s she was travelling away from her artist husband and her own children. She worked in Paris in the mid-1830s and she was tempted to St Petersburg. There would have been more commissions than normal to replace the paintings lost in the fire that destroyed the Winter Palace in 1837.
Christina Robertson remained in Russia until 1841. In that (1841) year, in St. Petersburg, she received the rank of Honorary Associate of the Imperial Academy. In the late 1841, she went back to London and remained there until 1847. In the late 1840s, she returned to Russia, and mainly worked in St. Petersburg, where she had her own studio at the Winter Palace. In 1843, she again went back to England, but soon thereafter reappeared in St. Petersburg, where she then remained for the rest of her life. She passed away in this city on April 30, 1854.
In her "Russian" years, Mrs Robertson made a great quantity of portraits of Russian royalties and aristocrats (CLICK HERE; also, see our additional images).
Provenance: English antique trade
Condition: good; still in its original leather-bound traveling case
Creation Year: 1829
Measurements: UNFRAMED:18,2x13,2cm/7,2x5,2in FRAMED: 23,2x18,2cm/9,1x7,2in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: case: wood and leather velour, ormolu; miniature: watercolor on ivory, laid on card (arched)
Inscription: monogrammed and dated: CR /1829
Creator: Christina Robertson
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Creator Dates: 1796 Kinghorn in Fife-1854 St. Petersburg
Nationality: English / British / Scottish / Russian
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