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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)

    A young lady, in white dress with puffed sleeves, coral necklace, upswept curling dark hair; sky background

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    Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)
    A young lady, in white dress with puffed sleeves, coral necklace, upswept curling dark hair; sky background
    oval, 2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with gold initials 'JA' with lock of hair, seed pearls and gold wire on opalescent glass


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    Provenance

    The Earl of Wharncliffe.
    Edwin H. Lawrence (in 1889).
    Oskar Löwit Collection, Vienna; Leo Schidlof's Kunstauktionshaus, Vienna, 3 April 1925, lot 55.
    Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 3 June 1958.
    Ernst Holzscheiter Collection, Meilen; part II, Sotheby's, London, 1 May 1980, lot 19.


    Literature

    L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 643 (as 'very good').


    Exhibited

    London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1889, case XXXVIII, p. 112, no. 65, illustrated pl. XIX, (as Lady Hamilton, lent by Edwin H. Lawrence Esq).
    Vienna, Albertina, Internationale Miniaturen-Ausstellung in der Albertina Wien, 1924, no. 681, illustrated pl. III (lent by Kommerzialrat Oskar Löwit).