Richard Cosway R.A., Mrs Parsons (née Huff), wearing large straw bonnet trimmed with blue ribbons and white ostrich feathers, white dress with frilled layered collar, blue ribbon at her corsage and pearls around the shoulder and neckline

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Lot 106
Richard Cosway R.A., Mrs Parsons (née Huff), wearing large straw bonnet trimmed with blue ribbons and white ostrich feathers, white dress with frilled layered collar, blue ribbon at her corsage and pearls around the shoulder and neckline

Sold for £ 29,875 (US$ 41,056) inc. premium
Richard Cosway R.A. (British, 1742-1821)
Mrs Parsons (née Huff), wearing large straw bonnet trimmed with blue ribbons and white ostrich feathers, white dress with frilled layered collar, blue ribbon at her corsage and pearls around the shoulder and neckline
gold frame with silver mounted diamond border, the reverse engraved Mrs Parsons/ née Huff/ R. Cosway
Oval, 70mm. (2 3/4ins.) high
Provenance: The Collection of Mrs C. J. Pakenham-Lawrell
The Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan; Christie's, 24 June 1935, lot 248
Exhibited: London, Moncorvo House, 64 Ennismore Gardens, Amateur Art Exhibition, 1895
Literature: G. C. Willamson, Catalogue of Miniatures, Oil Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Richard Cosway, R.A. (1740-1821) and Maria Cosway his wife, exhibition catalogue, Moncorvo House, 1895
G. C. Williamson, Richard Cosway R.A., 1905, ill. opp. p.110
The Connoisseur, May 1907
G. C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906-1908, vol.II, no.263
Richard Cosway R.A., Mrs Parsons (née Huff), wearing large straw bonnet trimmed with blue ribbons and white ostrich feathers, white dress with frilled layered collar, blue ribbon at her corsage and pearls around the shoulder and neckline
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