All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1364264 (stock #11249)
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$795.00
J Aubry Marquis de la Fayette (1757-1834)

An accomplished 19th century portrait miniature of the famous French general the Marquis de la Fayette. The miniature is a copy of the 1791 portrait of la Fayette by Joseph-Désiré Court. Signed J Aubry and presented in an ebonised compressed powdered horn frame.

Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1363753 (stock #a1617)
A watercolor on natural wafer, painted by John Cox Dillman Engleheart. The sitter is a handsome gentleman dressed in a black jacket, white shirt, and gray tie. The glazing on the fron of the case has an eglomise border, with the glazed reverse of the case having opalescent glass on top of which is hairwork fastened with a pearl band and gold threads.

The condition of the painting is excellent, as is that of the case. The hairwork on the reverse has some disturbances...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1363125 (stock #na135)
A beautifully done Horace Hone portrait, painted on natural wafer, signed and dated "HH 1782" on the right. The sitter might well be Mary, Viscountess Dillon, as she bears a great resemblance to another portrait Hone did of her. Whether this is the case or not, the subject of this miniature is a striking blue-eyed woman, with a coquettish mien to her...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1363090 (stock #a1607)
A miniature portrait of an attractive young woman, painted on organic wafer. The subject is depicted wearing upswept hair held in place with a white ribbon, and wearing a turquoise dress with gauzy white material as a scarf or edging the neckline. The glazed reverse of the gold case contains hair carefully arranged to imitate a feathery look.

Both the painting and the case are in excellent condition, with no issues of note. The light areas across the top on each side are due to reflections...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362925 (stock #a1613)
An unusual double sided miniature by Frederick Buck. One side is painted using watercolors on ivory, and shows a young man with an upswept hair style, dressed in the usual black coat and white stock of the period. The reverse of the case shows an older man in profile, also in a black coat and white stock, but limned in watercolor on card. The paintings were probably done at somewhat different times, and then framed together.

The condition of the full face painting is excellent, with no issues...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362913 (stock #na130)
A strong enamel on copper painting by William Prewett, depicting James Thomson. Thompson (1700 - 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, best known now for writing the lyrics to "Rule Britannia". The case is original, but engraved as follows several years after the death of the sitter: James Thomson/Poet/1700 - 1748.

The condition of the painting and the case is excellent. Overall size is 1 7/8" by 1 5/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: According to Foskett: "William Prewett (or Prewitt) (fl...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362910 (stock #a1611)
A watercolor miniature of an older gentleman, expertly painted, and signed at the lower right "AG 1800", by Alexander Gallaway. The blue-eyed subject, posed against a blue sky with wispy clouds, is wearing a blue jacket with brass buttons, a white shirt and vest, and a stock tied in a bow. The glazed reverse of the gilt brass case has fine hairwork consisting of interwoven plaits.

The condition of the case and painting is excellent, with no flaws...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1362909 (stock #a1614)
A striking watercolor on natural material portrait miniature. The subject of the painting is a wide-eyed attractive young woman simply presented in a V-necked white gown with ruffles along the bodice. The reverse of the gold case has intricately woven plaits of hair within the central glazed aperture...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362870 (stock #a1612)
A beautiful watercolor on organic material attributed to the hand of William Grimaldi. The subject of this work of art is an older gentleman wearing a blue coat, yellow vest, and ruffled stock, and shown against a beclouded sky background. Housed in a gold filled case.

The condition of the miniature and its case is excellent, with no problems. The overall size is 3" by 2 3/8"...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362812 (stock #na131)
A beautiful portrait, by Gervase Spencer, of a striking young woman, painted in watercolor on natural wafer. Signed and dated "GS 1759" on the lower right. The subject of the painting, with brown hair and blue eyes, is clearly wealthy, attired in a blue gown with lace trim, and accessorized with pearl earrings, a pearl encrusted hair barrette, a pearl choker, and a long pearl necklace centered by a pearl, onyx and gold brooch...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362811 (stock #a1603)
A beautifully limned portrait painted in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter, an attractive woman with blue eyes, is wearing a white bonnet with a blue ribbon, and a white gown with a cream colored lace-edged fichu. The previous owner, a knowledgeable collector of miniatures, had catalogued this as "in the manner of John Singleton Copley".

The painting is in excellent condition, and what appears to be damage or a split at the top center is a scratch on the glass. The original gold case is ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362794 (stock #a1616)
A nicely done portrait miniature of a gentleman, executed in watercolor on natural organic material. Housed in its original ebonized wood frame which has an interesting musical motif as the hanger base.

No condition issues for either the painting or the frame. Sight size is 2 7/8" by 2 1/4", and the framed size is 4 3/4" by 4 1/4".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1362453 (stock #11132)
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$295.00
An exquisite portrait miniature, possibly signed of Mme Ferrand dated 1807. It is unusually presented in a stylish ebony frame.

CONDITION The colours are strong. There is a vertical crack in the miniature visible in a raking light. The ebony frame is cracked at 3 & 9 o’clock.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1362419 (stock #11180)
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$300.00
An interesting portrait miniature of a gentleman in profile dating to c1810. He wears an earring and has his hair worn in a French plait. Probably originally part of an item of expensive jewellery. Fitted to a later plush velvet frame.

Provenance Purchased at auction in Fontainbleau, France, part of a collection of exceptional miniatures. A copy of the invoice is available to the purchaser.

3cm x 1.5cm (12.5cm x 10cm framed)
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1362400 (stock #na138)
A beautiful Samuel Cotes miniature of a British officer, painted in watercolor on organic wafer. The portrait is in a gold case which has been mounted on a 10K gold Victorian bracelet. The bracelet comes with its original blue silk lined leather case.

The miniature, the case, and the bracelet are all in excellent condition, with no flaws. The case size is 1 3/8" by 1 1/8". The interior size of the bracelet is 2 1/4" by1 3/4".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Samuel Cotes (1734 - 1818) was born in London t...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1362358 (stock #11208)
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$220.00
A delightful full length silhouette with bronze highlights of a gentleman in a frockcoat and dashing red waistcoat. The style is reminiscent of the work of Friith or Samuel Metford. Condition. Generally in good order, paper lightly toned, horizontal scorch mark in the background across the shoulder area. Minor nibbles and associated repairs to frame. Size 28cm x 20cm (44cm x 36cm framed) 11 x 8 inches (17 x 14 inches framed)
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1362321 (stock #a1606)
A nicely done watercolor in natural material portrait of a young woman. Complementing the blue background, the sitter is presented with blue eye shadow and a blue ribbon and bow in her hair. The glazed reverse of the gold filled case is covered with a nice display of woven hair plaits.

Condition is excellent, with a case size of 1 7/8" by 1 5/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1700 item #1362287 (stock #na136)
A charming miniature portrait by Susan Penelope Rosse, executed in gouache on gesso-washed vellum or card. The sitter is a sweet looking girl with long hair, wearing a blue gown with white lace edging at the bodice. The case for the miniature deserves special mention, being a flip type made of testudines shell with gold mounts.

The painting is in quite fine condition, with no issues, as is the clever case. The overall size of the case, whenb closed, is 1 3/8" by 1 1/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Su...