Three fascinating unframed miniature paintings of scenes in India. I obtained these some time ago as I felt the images were quite unusual. The smallest miniature is a painting of a large Indian building, or palace .
The oval miniature has a scene showing a mosque framed with palm trees and thatched huts in the foreground...
Dutch miniature oil painting on copper. 18th-19th century. "Portrait of Woman". 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. Old glue marks on back. Good condition. Unsigned.
Dutch miniature oil painting on copper. 18th-19th century. "Windmill". 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. Old glue marks on back. Good condition. Unsigned.
Dutch miniature oil painting on copper. 18th-19th century. "Portrait of a Young Boy". 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. Old glue marks on back. Good condition. Unsigned.
Dutch miniature oil painting on copper. 18th-19th century. "Portrait of a Woman". 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. Old glue marks on back. Good condition. Unsigned.
Francoises Theodore Rochard (Anglo-French, 1798 - 1858)
Watercolour on ivory, c.1833. Portrait of a gentleman with red hair, wearing a black coat. Signed to reverse, F. Rochard/pinxt/1833”. Oval, 3.75 cms. X 3.5 cms. (1 1/2 inches X 1 3/ 8 inches).
Rochard studied in Paris and came to London, c. 1820. He exhibited at the RA, the SBA, and the NWCS between 1820 - 1855. He obtained a fashionable clientele and was patronised by royalty. His work is in the collecion of the V & A Museum...
A nice miniature portrait painting, a watercolor on ivory, of a gentleman with a beautiful blue stippled background. The sitter is dressed in a dark coat, a white shirt, and a cravat with a stickpin.
Housed in its original locket, which has a glazed aperture with metal initials on the back displaying a woven plait of hair. This is set into a dark brown leather or heavy paper surround. The condition of the painting itself is excellent, with no cracks, chips, bowing, or inpainting...
A fine watercolor on ivory folksy miniature portrait painting. The sitter is a nice looking young gentleman dressed in a black coat, patterned white vest, white shirt with stud, and a black stock tie. Housed in its original red leather travel case.
Excellent condition, with no cracks, bowing, or other problems. The sight size is 2 5/8" by 2".
An oval (2 inch by 1 5/8 inch) portrait on ivory of an English gentleman. The portrait is in a brass frame and is circa 1840. The young man is dressed in a black coat and tie with a white waistcoat.
A portrait on ivory of a middle aged man wearing a white shirt and dark coat. The portrait is a 2 by 2 ½ inch oval and is unsigned. It appears that this is circa 1840 by the style of dress. The portrait is in a repaired wood frame that is 4 1/4 by 5 inches.
Henry Edridge (British 1769 - 1821). Watercolour on ivory. Portrait of a gentleman wearing a brown, double-breasted coat, cream waistcoat, white frilled chemise, stock, and cravat, his hair powdered and tied with a black bow. Oval, 5 cms. X 4 cms. (2 inches X 1 1/2 inches).
Henry Edridge was born in London August, 1769. He attended the Royal Academy Schools, London, where he was praised by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Edridge began exhibiting at the Royal Academy as a miniaturist in 1786...
French School, c. 1830. Watercolour on ivory. Half length portrait of a gentleman wearing spectacles and holding a newspaper. Carved gilt frame. Rectangular, 7 cms. X 5 cms. (2 3/4 inches X 2 1/4 inches).
French School. Late 18th or early 19th Century
Watercolour on ivory allegorical painting set in lid and glazed. Set in turned walnut box, lined with tortoiseshell. The scene depicts a memorial, doves (symbolic for love) dog (symbolic for fidelity), trees, a river and an open circular building in the distance. Circular, 2.5 cms. high ((1 inches), 9 cms. diameter (3 1/2 inches).
A beautiful and charming portrait on porcelain, painted, and signed on the reverse, by the well-known English artist, William Corden. The sitter is a young girl in a pretty white dress trimmed in blue, with matching shoes and necklace. She is seated in front of a red drapery, holding a basket of flowers, with several scattered by her side on the chaise-longue. signed on the reverse...
English School, c. 1810. Watercolour on ivory. Portrait of a young woman, her face framed with dark, upswept hair parted in the centre, and curls to each side. She is wearing a pale blue gown with gold chair and pearls around her neck. Ebonized papier mache frame with brass inset. Oval, 7.5 cms. X 6 cms. (2 3/4 inches X 2 1/2 inches).