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.
Watercolour on vellum, set in original fishskin covered brass travelling case.
Rectangular, 78mm (3 1/16in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1973
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.9
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.24-5 and 57, ill.col.pl.5