A unique group of six Georgian period naive oil on paper portrait miniatures of the Merriman family. Presented under glass in their original primitive oak frames. The portrait of the elderly gentleman identified to the reverse as Nathaniel Merriman, born 1735.
A Nathaniel Merriman, born 1735, is recorded as the son of Nathaniel Merriman, a grocer and brewer of Marlborough in Wiltshire. He married Elizabeth 1764 and the couple went on to have six children. Nathaniel died in 1811.
Each one measures approximately: H: 7″ (18cm); W: 6″ (15cm).