William Hudson (British, active 1803-1846)
A pair of portrait miniatures of a Husband and Wife; the former, seated on a red upholstered chair, wearing navy double-breasted coat, white and blue spotted waistcoat, white chemise, stock and cravat; the latter, seated on a divan before a Classical colonnade, wearing cornflower blue décolleté dress with short bouffant sleeves, white lace underslip and shawl draped about her, pendant pearl earring and necklace, her hair parted, elaborately upswept, plaited and curled in ringlets framing her face.
The former, signed and dated on the obverse WHudson Pinxt 1820 and inscribed on the reverse Painted by W Hudson/ 77 Cheapside/ 1820/ Mr Escarcott/ 62 Threadle. Ln/ 94-18-; the latter, signed and dated on the obverse W Hudson 1820, inscribed on the reverse Painted by WHudson/ Oct. 1820/ 77 Cheapside, rectangular papier-mâché frames with ormolu slips and detractable standing attachments.
Rectangular, 130mm (5 1/8in) and 151mm (5 15/16in)
high, respectively (2)