Richard Cosway R.A., A double-sided miniature of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840) and Princess Sophia (1768-1840): one, wearing wing collar; the other, wearing black and white striped dress with white ruff collar and pearls in her hair
Lot 19
Richard Cosway R.A., A double-sided miniature of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840) and Princess Sophia (1768-1840): one, wearing wing collar; the other, wearing black and white striped dress with white ruff collar and pearls in her hair
Sold for £ 4,063 (US$ 5,114) inc. premium

Lot Details
Richard Cosway R.A. (British, 1742-1821)
A double-sided miniature of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840) and Princess Sophia (1768-1840): one, wearing wing collar; the other, wearing black and white striped dress with white ruff collar and pearls in her hair
gold frame with borders of white enamel, guilloché red enamel, seed pearls and rose-cut diamonds, the reverse with hinged border engraved PRINCESS ELIZABETH & PRINCESS SOPHIA SEPR 21 1780
Oval, 22mm. (13/16ins.) high (2)

Footnotes

  • Princess Augusta Sophia, 2nd daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. It is thought that she married Major General Sir Brent Spencer (d.1828), circa 1811. She died without issue.
    Princess Elizabeth, 3rd daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, married Friedrich, Langrave of Hesse-Homburg (1769-1829), 7 April 1818. She died without issue.
    The hairstyles and costume worn by the present sitters are more typical of a date circa 1785 than 1780, suggesting the engraved date is erroneous.
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