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18th C Portrait Miniature of Lady, att. to Shirreff

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18th C Portrait Miniature of Lady, att. to Shirreff
A late 18th century English School portrait miniature in watercolor on card, attributed to Charles Shirreff, of a lady with a white scarf wound artfully through her powdered hair. Shirreff was deaf and mute; he had a very successful artistic career, including exhibitions at the Royal Academy. The sitter wears a white dress; her cheeks are rosy. Set into a later composition traveling case decorated on both sides with a vase of flowers. The whole is in very good condition; some dirt under glass. Measures 2 by 1 7/8.

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