Studio of John Miers (British, circa 1758-1821)
Double-sided silhouettes of a young boy and his sister, both profile to the right: he, wearing coat and frilled chemise; she, wearing dress with frilled trim.
Painted on ivory, both signed under the truncation Miers, gold fausse-montre frame; red leather travelling case, bearing Collection label of Leonard Morgan May.
Oval, 46mm (1 13/16in) high (2)
Provenance: The Leonard Morgan May Collection
The Leonard Morgan May Sale; Sotheby's, 22 February 1985, lot 49
Literature: L. Morgan May, A Master of Silhouette, 1938, ill.no. 61