BICKERSTAFF, Emma (b.c. 1826). A cut silhouette on card with highlights applied in gold of a young lady, under a gilt oval window mount in a contemporary back beaded frame (5.5 x 6.5 inches) with a suspension loop. On the reverse of the card is a pencil inscription reading "Emma Bickerstaff 1848", which is repeated in ink on the backing board of the frame.
This portrait is believed to be of Emma Bickerstaff born circa 1826 in Chirk, Denbyshire, Wales, who in 1850 married George Parker in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. They are found in the 1851 census when George Parker was working as a coal master in Tipton, Staffordshire, and by 1861 they are in Claverdon, Warwickshire, parents of a son and daughter, and George is listed as a farmer of 131 acres.