Edward Tayler (1828-1906)
Portrait of Adela Portal, bust-length, in a red dress; and Portrait of Melville Portal, bust-length, in a black jacket and a red cravat
the first signed and dated 'E Tayler. 1869' (lower left) the second signed and dated with monogram '18 ET 66' (centre left) and with inscription 'ADELA PORTAL, 1869 EDWARD TAYLER' and 'MELVILLE PORTAL 1866. EDWARD TAYLER. d.1906' (on their respective mounts) and futher inscribed '4) Adela, daughter of Melville/Portal, Esq painted by Edward Tayler. 83 Gloucester Place. Portman Sq. W.' (on a label on the back board).
pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, oval
12¾ x 10¾ in. (32.5 x 27.3 cm.) (2)