French School, circa 1780
A Lady, wearing riding habit of red coat, cream jacket, blue gilet, white frilled lace chemise, black hat with diamond buckle and powdered wig.
Rectangular shagreen frame with gilt-mounted border of green-foiled glass, the reverse with label inscribed French XVIII Century/ by/ Vestier/ bought AE in Paris/ 1875-80.
Oval, 50mm (1 15/16in) high
Provenance: The Collection of Sir Arthur Ellis; thence by descent