Bischoff, Charles Ferdinand - portrait of F H Bischoff
This miniature portrait is unsigned, but like the two adjacent portraits is believed by the Bischoff family to be by Charles Ferdinand Bischoff (1820-1898), the son of F H Bischoff. Additionally, this portrait is believed to be of F H Bischoff. Also shown are the front and reverse of his ivory membership ticket to the Royal Academy. On the front is written "Royal Academy Antique School 1768" and on the reverse "Chas Ferdinand Bischoff - Admitted 12th Dec'r 1840". There are probably other examples of this membership ticket existing, but they must be quie rare.
Posted by Don Shelton at 4:15 PM