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Conversation, attrib. to Eliza Sharpe (1794-1874)

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Conversation, attrib. to Eliza Sharpe (1794-1874)

Eliza Sharpe (1796 - 1874), attributed. Watercolour and pencil on heavy stock, heightened with white. A "conversation piece", depicting Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and other friends, seated in a room, with portraits on the wall, an open door, and landscape in the background. Rectangular, 38 cms. X 48 cms. (15 inches X 19 inches). Lovely original wooden frame. Provenance: Sothebys, London, 2 October 1981, Lot 101. Eliza Sharpe was born in Birmingham, England, August 1796. She was one of the four artist/daughters of the Birmingham engraver, William Sharpe. Eliza specialized in painted portraits, portrait miniatures, and figurative subject matter. She exhibited at the RA, London, and was elected a "lady" member of the OWD in 1829. She died in Burnman, Maidenhamead, England, 11 Jund 1894. This painting is in lovely condition and would make a wonderful Christmas present! As with all art work purchased from Piccolo Art, it comes with an unconditional money back guarantee.

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