Fine Portrait Miniatures

24 May 2006, starting at 14:00 BST.

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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.


lots

Four Reference books on Spanish and Italian Miniatures, Tomás (Mariano), La Miniatura Retrato en España, 1953; Esquerra del Bayo (D. Joaquín), Catalogo de las Miniaturas y Pequeños Retratos Pertenecientes al Excmo. Sr. Duque de Berwick y de Alba, Madrid 1924; Esquerra del Bayo (D. Joaquín), Exposición de la Miniatura-Retrato en España, Madrid 1916; Falconi (Bernardo), Mazzocca (Fernando), Zuccotti (Anna Maria), Giambattista Gigola 1767-1841, Milan, 2001

Ten Reference books and catalogues on predominantly French Miniatures, Strœhlin (Ernest), Jean Petitot et Jaques Bordier, Geneva, 1905; Villot (Frédéric), Hall, Paris, 1867; Plinval de Guillebon (Régine de), Pierre Adolphe Hall, Paris, 2000; Hofstetter (Bodo) and Plantard (Philippe), Autissier et le Portrait Miniature Romantique en Belgique, 1998; Lespinasse (Pierre), La Miniature en France au XVIIIe Siècle, Paris and Brussels, 1929; Miniatures de Cinq Siècles; Loring Andrews (Williams), A Trio of Eighteenth Century French Engravers of Portraits in Miniature, New York, 1899; Debillemont-Chardon (Gabrielle), La Miniature sur Ivoire, Paris; Sale catalogue for the Collection of Monsieur X, Drouot, 25 March, 1914; Chefs-D'Œuvre de la Miniature et de la Gouache, Geneva, 1956

Eight Portrait Miniature Collection catalogues, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq.; Edward B. Greene; Harry and Anna Latter-Schlesinger; Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr; Paul Davidsohn; Hermann Emden; Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Tansey (two volumes);

Four Exhibition and Sale catalogues, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Illustrated Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures, 1889; Catalogue of Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, South Kensington Museum, June 1856; South Kensington Museum Catalogue of Special Loan Exhibition, June 1862; The Valuable Contents of Strawberry Hill, 25 April 1842

Four Reference books on American Miniatures, Tolman (Ruel P.), Edward Greene Malbone, New York, 1958; Bolton (Theodore), Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature, New York, 1921; Strickler (Susan E.), American Portrait Miniatures, The Worcester Art Museum Collection, 1989; Severens (Martha R.), The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association, 1984

Four books and catalogues on European miniatures, Schaffers-Bodenhausen (Karen) and Tiethoff-Spliethoff (Marieke), The Portrait Miniatures in the Collections of the House of Orange-Nassau, Zwolle, 1993; Henninger-Tavcar (Karin), Miniatur Porträts, Pforzheim, 1995; Meister der Miniaturenmalerei. Eine Auswahl der berühmtesten Meisterwerke der europäischen Miniaturmalerei des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1936; Die Sammlung der Markgrafen und Grossherzöge von Baden, Baden-Baden, October 1995 (six volumes & two appendices in a sleeve)

Sixteen Museum, Exhibition and Collection catalogues, Miniatures in the National Portrait Gallery; Ashmolean Museum; Kenwood House; Fitzwilliam Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum (1908,1930 and 1959); Wallace Collection (1935); Baltimore Museum of Art; Welbeck Abbey; 112 Gloucester Place, Portman Square; National Galleries of Scotland; Clarke Collection; Dumas Egerton Collection; Collection of the Duke of Buccleuch; The Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh (1965)

A Portrait Miniature Display Case by H. J. Hatfield & Son, gilded wood with ormolu border of ribbed column and wrapped foliate style, the hinged glazed door with original green silk blind, lined with dark green velvet

English School, A Nobleman, wearing black robes and white ruff, holding a red velvet purse embroidered with gold

English School, A Nobleman, wearing silver armour with gilt studs, white lace jabot and curled full-bottomed wig

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