Portrait of the Reverend Edward Miller
|Title:||Portrait of the Reverend Edward Miller|
|Artist:||James Millar (Fl. 1763 - 1805) - British|
|Detail:||Oil on canvas: 30 x 25 in. Frame: 37 x 32 in. Inscribed on reverse, Rev.Edw Miller’, with ‘J.M.Pinxit 1775’.Painted oval, in a fine period carved gilt wood frame.|
James Millar was a Birmingham portrait painter. First in Birmingham Poor Law Levy Books 1763;Died Birmingham 5 December 1805. He was the leading portrait painter in Birmingham during the last quarter of the century and has a considerable range of style-from life-size full lengths to small scale conversation pieces. Birmingham Gallery has six portraits ranging from 1774-1797. Millar exhibited SA 1771, RA 1784-1790, always from Birmingham. Bibl. City Art Gallery, Birmingham.