Richard Cosway, RA (British, 1742-1821)
Jane, Duchess of Gordon (1748-1812), wearing white dress with winged collar secured around her neck with a strand of pearls, pearl pendent earrings, powdered wig.
Gold frame, blue glass border to the reverse surrounding a gold-mounted aperture, glazed to reveal a ducal coronet in gold and red enamel above the name Jane in gold, set on plaited hair.
Oval, 66mm (2 5/8in) high
Provenance: Dr J. Lumsden Propert M.D. (no.123), Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London (1887)
J. Pierpont Morgan
J. Pierpont Morgan Collection; Christie's, London, 24-27 June 1935, lot 273, sold to Law for £173.5s
Broomhill House, Grantown-on-Spey
Literature: J.L. Propert, A History of Miniature Art, 1887, ill. p.115
G.C. Williamson, Richard Cosway, R.A. and Wife and Pupils: Miniaturists of the Eighteenth Century, 1897, p.116, ill.opp. p.79
G.C. Williamson, Richard Cosway, R.A., 1905, p.110, ill.opp. p.96
G.C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures the Property of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906-8, vol.II, p.54, no.266, pl. LXXXVI
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