James Heath Millington (Irish, 1799-1872)
James Heath Millington (British/Irish, 1799-1872)
Portrait of a Young Lady
Oil on Canvas
- Signed with initials, dated '1868' and inscribed 'London' lower right.
- Painting - 76cm x 63.5cm
Frame - 82cm x 69cm
A very fine portrait of a young lady by James Heath Millington. Signed, dated and inscribed lower right.
In very fine condition. Professionally lined and conserved in the last few decades. Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.
James Heath Millington was an portrait painter. He was born at Cork, though not of Irish parentage. In 1826 he entered the schools of the Royal Academy in London, and gained many prizes there, though he was not successful in winning the gold medal for painting. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1831, sending ‘A Portrait of J. C. Bishop, esq.,’ and ‘Vulcan's Cave.’ He continued to be a frequent exhibitor of subject pictures, portraits, and miniatures there and also at the British Institution and Suffolk Street Galleries up to 1870. Millington, who was for a short time curator of the School of Painting at the Royal Academy, died in 1873.