The Merchiston Collection of Fine Portrait Miniatures, The Property of Mrs Eleanor Hamilton

25 Nov 2009, starting at 14:00 GMT .

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Bernard Lens (British, 1682-1740) A pair of portraits of the Whitmore family: William Whitmore (1682-1725), wearing blue coat with white embroidery and silver buttons, heavy gold brocade waistcoat, fringed white cravat and long lightly powdered natural wig; Elizabeth Pope, Mrs William Whitmore (1681-1735) and Charles (1716-1770), she, wearing grey-blue dress over white underslip, a jewelled brooch and pendant pearl at her corsage, her brown hair curling over her right shoulder and red cloak across her lap, she holds her son, who wears white lace bonnet and loose white dress

Nathaniel Hone (Irish, 1718-1784) Thomas Wynn, later 3rd Bt and 1st Baron Newborough (1736-1807), wearing scarlet coat with grey lapels, cream waistcoat and white lace cravat, his natural hair worn en queue

Gervase Spencer (British, circa 1715-1763) Lady Louisa Augusta Greville (b.1743), aged 8, wearing black lace hooded cape over white dress and lace bonnet

Luke Sullivan (Irish, 1705-1771) A Lady, wearing leaf green dress over lace-trimmed white shift, silver clips at her upper arms and strand of pearls in her upswept powdered hair

Richard Cosway, RA (British, 1742-1821) Charlotte, Baroness de Ferrers, later Countess of Leicester (d.1802), wearing white dress with ruffled neck tied with blue ribbon bow and frilled white cap dressed with a blue ribbon bow and tied beneath her chin, her hair powdered

Samuel Collins (British, circa 1735-1768) A Lady, wearing cream dress, the sleeves with blue trimmed slashes to reveal striped blue and white, white lace collar held with blue ribbon bow and pendent pearl, strands of pearls from her corsage, blue ruffled ribbon choker tied at the nape of her neck, pearl earring and blue ribbon atop her upswept hair dressed in a plait

Ozias Humphry, RA (British, 1742-1810) A Young Boy, wearing brown jacket and white lawn collar, his curling hair worn long

Jeremiah Meyer, RA (British, 1735-1789) A Gentleman, wearing plum-coloured coat with silver button, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and cravat, his natural hair worn en queue and tied with a ribbon

Richard Crosse (British, 1742-1810) A Lady, wearing pale pink open robe over white dress trimmed with gold braid and white lace underslip, her powdered hair worn high and curling over her right shoulders

James Scouler (British, circa 1740-1812) A Lady, wearing ermine trimmed crimson robes and green dress trimmed with pearls over white lace trimmed underslip, her dark hair worn curling over her right shoulder

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