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Portrait Miniature of Lady by John Bogle

Portrait Miniature of Lady by John Bogle

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1800: Item # 386224

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Portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a lady, by Scottish artist John Bogle (c.1746-1803) The lady wears a cream dress held at her corsage with a pin and a white scarf worn in her long powdered hair. Set in a gilt metal frame with cobalt glass border. The reverse features a glazed compartment with the seed pearl initials “JB” laid on plaited brown hair. Bogle was a skilled miniaturist who worked in Edinburgh and London and exhibited at the Society of Artists from Edinburgh and at the Royal Academy in London. His work can be found in the National galleries of Scotland as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and National Portrait Gallery in London. Condition is quite good: there is slight wear to the paint her left shoulder, only visible with a loupe. Slight scuffing to the glass and the blue glass border, which also has a few tiny nicks at the border with the inner gold mount. Many of the seed pearls on the initials are lost or loose; the gilt metal surround on the is a later replacement. Measures 2 3/8” by 2”; sight size is 1 5/16” by 1 1/16”.