Sir William Charles Ross, RA (1794-1860)
Portrait of Magdalena Dalton, born Ross
Watercolour on ivory
Museum no. 281-1875
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Magdalena Ross (born 1801) married around 1841 and by 1850 was the queen’s miniature painter. She apparently once lived with her brother, Sir William Charles Ross, and filled in the backgrounds in his large miniatures.