The Merchiston Collection of Fine Portrait Miniatures, The Property of Mrs Eleanor Hamilton
25 Nov 2009, 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.

lots

John Cox Dillman Engleheart (British, 1782-1862) A Lady, wearing Classically inspired décolleté white dress with gold embroidered trim and jewelled brooches on the short slashed sleeve, pale blue underskirt, burgundy mantle with gold fringe and stripes of floral embroidery and gold diadem set with blue stones, she holds a bowl filled with grapes and peaches, an urn to her right

Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672) James Butler, 12th Earl and 1st Duke of Ormonde (1610-1688), wearing armour and small white collar, his natural hair worn long

Circle of François Clouet (French, 1522-1572) A Gentleman, aged 42, wearing black robes, white ruff and black hat

English School, circa 1575 A Judge, probably Sir John Clench (c.1535–1607), wearing miniver lined crimson cloak closed at his right shoulder, white fur tippet, small ruff, white coif and black felt cap

Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619) A pair of portraits of Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588): she, wearing black bodice decorated with gold, lace edged pleated ruff and bejewelled gold necklace, jewels and gauze veil in her curled fair hair; he, wearing black doublet, collar of the Order of the Garter, pleated lace ruff and black cap with gold mounted ruby border

Richard Gibson (British, 1615-1690) Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637-1671), wearing ochre dress with slashed sleeve over white smock, mole-coloured mantle pinned at her left shoulder with jewelled clasp, pendent pearls from a jewelled brooch at her corsage and pearl necklace, her brown hair worn loose and curling

Peter Cross (British, circa 1650-1724) A Lady, wearing blue dress over white smock, a crimson mantle over her left shoulder, her dark hair worn high and falling over her right shoulder

Charles Beale (British, 1660-circa 1714) Charles Taylor (b.1656), aged 32, wearing brown cloak and white cravat, his natural hair worn long

Christian Richter (Swedish, 1678-1732) A Lady, half-length, wearing blue dress over white smock, a crimson mantle about her shoulders, she rests her right elbow on a plinth, a dove nestled in her hand, pillar and landscape background

Benjamin Arlaud (Swiss, circa 1670-after 1731) A Gentleman, wearing crimson coat, white lace cravat and powdered wig

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20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
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