Fine Portrait Miniatures

23 Nov 2005, starting at 14:00 GMT.

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This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.


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Attributed to Frederick Harding, A group of portraits of three sisters: the eldest, wearing white dress with tartan sleeves and laced bodice, black beret trimmed with tartan and adorned with plumes, rosettes and a ruby, ermine stole draped over the chaise-longue and Classical urn behind her; the other sisters, both wearing black dresses, the elder holding an eye glass in her right hand, her tartan stole draped over her shoulder and arm; the younger with hair in blonde ringlets, her tartan cloak to her right

Richard Livesay, Sir George Murray (1759-1819), wearing Naval uniform, he holds his sword in the crook of his left arm, beyond him an open window to a scene of ships and a rowing boat

James Holmes, Horatio Ross (1801-86), wearing checked grey coat, wide white collar and blue, green and black tartan cloak, curtain and pillar background

Andrew Robertson M.A., Miss Wilhelmina Macleod, wearing peach-coloured dress with large white lace collar and white sleeves, coral ribbon necklace and blue shawl over her shoulders

Robert Thorburn A.R.A. H.R.S.A., A Lady, standing beside a mirror, wearing white patterned dress with lace neckline, a black lace shawl around her shoulders, a gold brooch at her corsage, she wears multiple gold bracelets and rings, interior background with blue and green screen, draped blue and white curtains reflected in the gilded mirror

Robert Thorburn A.R.A. H.R.S.A., A young Lady, seated on an upholstered carved wood chair, wearing black dress with white underslip, rose at her corsage and leaf tiara, in her left hand, an open book, resting on a table covered with multi-coloured cloth, on her lap, a lined fur stole

Andrew Robertson M.A., Miss Fanny Shepherd, wearing green dress with white lace collar and gauze fill-in, gem set gold cross on a gold chain pinned at her corsage and large white silk, gauze and lace hat, curtain and landscape background

Attributed to Sir William John Newton, A Captain and Lieutenant Colonel, wearing the uniform of the 3rd Foot Guards, scarlet coat, blue facings, gold epaulettes, the Companion of the Bath, the Waterloo Medal and the Peninsular Gold Medal on his chest

Samuel Lover R.H.A., A Lady, seated, wearing white dress with layered lace collar, matching bonnet adorned with pink ribbons and yellow shawl across her lap, she holds a book

Reginald Easton, A young Lady, wearing white dress with small lace collar, blue ribbon held with jewelled slide at her throat, pale blue ribbons across her puffed sleeves and wide tartan sash, she holds a parrot on her left index finger, pillar and landscape background

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