CollectionABDUA University of Aberdeen, Human Culture Collection
Object NamePortrait (Elizabeth Boxill)
Object NumberABDUA:30500
Other NumberN2022- 18
Other Number TypeOld number
Period19th century ?
Brief DescriptionHalf portrait of Elizabeth Boxill, facing the viewer, slightly looking to her right on a plain dark green background. She is wearing a green dress that is decorated with a broach in the centre of its front (on her chest). Elizabeth is wearing a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. She is represented with dark brown hair that is styled/ gathered at the top of her head in a bun. Evidence of some decoration over her sleeve which might indicate a shawl or embroidered sleeves.
DimensionsL: 645mm, W: 460mm (approx)
MaterialsOil on board
Place KeyEurope, Scotland, Aberdeen
Inscription ContentLabel on the back: Ellen Elizabeth Boxhill, wife of William Boxhill, MD - Maiden name , unknown. Dies September 12- 1832. Her husband buried at St George's Church Yard, Bloomsbury.
In Pencil on the back: HARTILL 17061
Full page / entry form - stuck on the back with info about Elizabeth and William Boxhill.
Aquisition SourceDavid Hartill
Aquisition Date09/01/2023


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