The artist signing Herman (British, active 1820-1840)
John David Hay-Hill (1805-1880), wearing dark blue coat and tied stock, cream waistcoat and white chemise.
Signed on the obverse and dated Herman 1831, rectangular brown leather traveling case; together with a portrait miniature of a Gentleman (cracked) (English School, circa 1780), faceted gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal strands of hair elaborately looped and set with split seed pearls and gilt-wire on blue glass, surrounded by carved wooden floral motifs; six 19th century portrait miniatures (five: oval and housed in gilt-metal frames, of which one carries hair setting to the reverse; the sixth: rectangular and housed in a red leather traveling case); a late 19th century oval portrait miniature of a Child, painted on porcelain over a photograph base, rectangular traveling case with plum coloured velvet to lining and exterior.
Oval, the title miniature: 67mm (2 5/8in) high (9)
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