WILLIAM BISHOP FORDBritish, 1832-1922
William Bishop Ford was a specialist painter of miniature enamels. He was a student and then an associate of William Essex, Royal Enamel Painter to Princess Augusta, Queen Victoria and HRH Prince Albert. Ford continued Essex’s thriving practice of miniature enamel portraits of personages and pets. Ford also did paintings on porcelain for Minton, which were displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1855. Ford exhibited his work at the Royal Academy from 1854-1895. His subjects for his portraits in enamel included King Edward VII. His work may be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, including a self-portrait in enamel.