Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817-1887)
Antonio Y Haro Tomasich (Almeria 1820 – Madrid 1890)
Art / Miniatures
Ivory & metal (gold)
85 x 70 mm
Tyntesfield, North Somerset
Portrait miniature, watercolour on ivory, Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817-1887) by Antonio Tomasich Y Haro (Almeria 1820 – Madrid 1890) (Christie's description). Gold framed ivory miniature by Antonio Tomasich Y Haro of Matilda Gibbs, looking to the left in a black dress and black and white headdress, wearing a crucifix. Signed and dated: A. Tomasich 1876. On the reverse a printed label inside the glass reads: MATILDA B. GIBBS / Painted by Mr. Tomasich in 1876 (Sotheby's description). Framed oval ivory miniature by Antonio Tomasich Y Haro 1820 - 1890. Portrait of Matilda Blanche, as a widow. Half length wearing black and a pearled cross. Literature - J.A. Gibbs, History of A and D Gibbs, 1922, p.435, no.15.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.
Makers and roles
Antonio Y Haro Tomasich (Almeria 1820 – Madrid 1890), miniaturist