Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



English Artist: Amy Gertrude Chamberlin



Portrait miniature by Amy Gertrude Chamberlin, depicting an early twentieth century English lady seated at a desk and reading a letter

Early Twentieth Century English Lady,
Seated at a Desk and Reading a Letter

dated 1929
by Amy Gertrude Chamberlin
(signed A. G. Chamberlin)

3 x 4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection
(Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips)


About the Artist: Born in London to an artistic family (her father was an artist and dealer in artists' paints, her maternal grandfather was an engraver), her maiden name was Amy Gertrude Rowney. In 1880, she married timber merchant Edward Kirk Chamberlin. Typically signed her works, "A. G. Chamberlin". Active as a miniaturist from 1894 to 1935. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Miniaturists, and the Society of Women Artists. Listed by Arturi Phillips (page 182), Benezit, Blättel (pages 212, 213) and Foskett (page 508).







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