Johann Heinrich von Hurter (Swiss, 1734-1799) A pair of miniatures portraying George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760-1801), later King of the United Kingdom (1801-1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1761-1801), later Queen of the United Kingdom (1801-1818): the former, wearing blue coat with scarlet collar and gold buttons, white waistcoat, chemise and stock, blue sash of the Order of the Garter, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow; the latter, wearing white fichu and matching handkerchief upon her powdered wig, pearl brooch and multi-stranded pearl choker, her black lace shawl draped around her shoulders
Lot 306
Johann Heinrich von Hurter
(Swiss, 1734-1799)
A pair of miniatures portraying George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760-1801), later King of the United Kingdom (1801-1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1761-1801), later Queen of the United Kingdom (1801-1818): the former, wearing blue coat with scarlet collar and gold buttons, white waistcoat, chemise and stock, blue sash of the Order of the Garter, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow; the latter, wearing white fichu and matching handkerchief upon her powdered wig, pearl brooch and multi-stranded pearl choker, her black lace shawl draped around her shoulders
Sold for £1,062 (US$ 1,805) inc. premium
Lot Details
Johann Heinrich von Hurter (Swiss, 1734-1799)
A pair of miniatures portraying George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760-1801), later King of the United Kingdom (1801-1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1761-1801), later Queen of the United Kingdom (1801-1818): the former, wearing blue coat with scarlet collar and gold buttons, white waistcoat, chemise and stock, blue sash of the Order of the Garter, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow; the latter, wearing white fichu and matching handkerchief upon her powdered wig, pearl brooch and multi-stranded pearl choker, her black lace shawl draped around her shoulders.
Enamel, signed on the counter-enamel George III./ King of great Britain/ JHurter. pinx :/ 1782. and Charlotte. Queen/ of great Britain/ JHurter. pinx :/ 1782. respectively, gilt-metal frames.
Oval, 42mm (1 5/8in) high (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897–1965);
    Christie's, London, 28 June 1966, lot 244;
    Bonhams, London, 25 March 1997, lots 22 and 23.

    ***Compare with similar images of both sitters***
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