The Starr Collection of Portrait Miniatures, 1500–1850 : The Collections of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Volume 3: British part 2: Georgian (1714–1837; artists’ last names F–Z)

Contributors:  By Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, with Blythe Sobol and Maggie Keenan

Comprising nearly three-hundred objects, The Starr Collection of Portrait Miniatures, 1500–1850 is divided by culture and era into four volumes plus a supplement.

This third volume features miniatures by British artists with last names F through Z from the Georgian era (1714–1837). Miniatures by John Smart (1741–1811) and John Smart Junior (1776–1809) are collected in the fourth volume. Highlights include Nathaniel Hone’s Portrait of Mary de Cardonnel, Countess Talbot, 1743; Portrait of an Officer of the 14th Light Dragoons, 1798–99 by Thomas Henry Hull; Bernard Lens III, Portrait of a Woman with her Dog, ca. 1728; William Charles Ross, Portrait of Miss Mary Pack, 1832; Gervase Spencer, Portrait of a Woman, 1747.

The other three volumes and supplement are:

Volume 1: Continental and American, which contains the Foreword, Preface, Notes to the Reader, Continental 1600–1899, American 1700–1899, Eye Miniatures, and Decorative Miniatures

Volume 2: British part 1: Tudor (1485–1603), Stuart (1603–1714), and Georgian (1714–1837; artists’ last names A–E),

Volume 4: The World of John Smart (English, 1741–1811), which also includes all artists’ biographies and glossary terms

Supplement: Starr Miniatures in Other Collections

For a full list of the contents of each volume, see the series contents page. The catalogue will be published every six months beginning in early 2024, with object entries, introductory essays, and biographies added in their associated volume.

doi: 10.37764/8322.3