Fine Portrait Miniatures

23 Nov 2011, starting at 14:00 GMT .

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Christian Friedrich Zincke (German, 1683/4-1767) A Gentleman, wearing blue coat, long white lace cravat and long powdered wig

Studio of John Miers (British, circa 1758-1821) Double-sided silhouettes of a young boy and his sister, both profile to the right: he, wearing coat and frilled chemise; she, wearing dress with frilled trim

John Field (British, 1772-1848) A silhouette of a Lady, profile to the right, wearing fichu, her curled hair worn in a chignon

Attributed to William Russell Birch (British/American, 1755-1834) Nancy, Countess of Maynard (d. 1814/5), seated, her left arm resting on a stone plinth and her cheek resting against her left hand, wearing two-tone gold silk dress, white lace cuffs and trim to her décolleté, cream stole with red and green embroidery and matching turban, a small framed bust-length silhouette fastened to a red ribbon bow at her corsage with three pearl strands suspended below, pearl necklace

R. Hig(g)s (British, active 1786-1796) Miss Blackburn, wearing white dress with cerise sash, her powdered hair worn long and curling over her shoulders, landscape background

French School, 19th Century A decorative portrait of an 18th Century Gentleman, called the Comte de Gramont, wearing grey coat, white waistcoat, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue

French School, circa 1780 A Lady, wearing riding habit of red coat, cream jacket, blue gilet, white frilled lace chemise, black hat with diamond buckle and powdered wig

Continental School, circa 1760 A Nobleman, wearing suit of armour, white stock and lace cravat, green frill to his collar and gardbrace, a red ermine trimmed cloak secured at his right shoulder with a cameo brooch, a breast star on his left side, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow

Nathaniel Hone (Irish, 1718-1784) A Gentleman, wearing mauve coat and waistcoat with gold lace and buttons to each, white frilled lace chemise and white stock, his powdered hair worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow

Nathaniel Hone (Irish, 1718-1784) Sir James Quaile Somerville (d.1800), 3rd Bt, wearing mauve coat and waistcoat both with gold embroidered trim and buttons, white lace cravat and stock, black solitaire, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow

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