Samuel Shelley (British, 1750-1808) Lady Georgina and Lady Elizabeth Somerset rectangular 97mm (3 13/16in) x 127mm (5in)

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Samuel Shelley
(British, 1750-1808)
Lady Georgina and Lady Elizabeth Somerset
rectangular 97mm (3 13/16in) x 127mm (5in)

Sold for £ 1,275 (US$ 1,587) inc. premium

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15 Jan 2020, 11:00 GMT

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Samuel Shelley (British, 1750-1808)
Lady Georgina and Lady Elizabeth Somerset
Watercolour on ivory, a double portrait miniature of the two sisters, the reverse inscribed, Lady Georgina and Lady Elizabeth Somerset/ Andrew Plimer, in ormolu frame with laurel leaf detail, rectangular 97mm (3 13/16in) x 127mm (5in)

Footnotes

  • Previously attributed to Andrew Plimer, this portrait miniature is said to depict Lady Elizabeth Somerset (1798-1876) and her younger sister, Lady Georgiana Somerset (1800-1865) who were the daughters of Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort, KG (1766-1835) and Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower (1771–1854). The couple married in 1791 and had four sons and eight daughters.
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