Cat. No. 61
ANTIQUE ENGLISH PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A LADY: A delightful portrait miniature of an elegant lady in a cream silk plumed hat. The subject is beautifully depicted - she seems to have a red shawl over one shoulder, and she has tightly curled dark brown hair. Her expression is realistic.
The reverse has a border of tightly plaited hair around the edge, and in the middle there is a curl laying on silver foil. The frame is shell gold (thickly gold plated). Glazed obverse and reverse. This appears to be early 18th C. which will explain the strong stylisation. (see “British Painting: The Golden Age: From Hogarth to Turner”). it may be oil and not water or bodycolour.
Due to delicate construction, I have not examined portrait outside of frame.
Possibly doing so might reveal some details of the sitter or the artist.
Creation Year: 1800
Measurements: just over 2 1/4 Inches
Style: Portrait Miniature
Technique: watercolours/oil on Ivory
Provenance: Private Collection
Condition: In very good overall condition.
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