The Wallace Collection

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Edward Miles (1752 - 1828)
  • Place of Birth: Yarmouth, England
  • Place of Death: Philadelphia, United States of America
Works of Art

Born in Yarmouth, he worked in London from 1772. He obtained Court patronage, becoming miniature painter to the Duchess of York in 1792, and later to Queen Charlotte. He worked in Russia as Court painter to the Tsar from 1797 to c. 1806, when he settled in Philadelphia. There he became a founder member of the Academy, but painted few miniatures.