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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    ANDREW PLIMER (BRITISH, 1763-1837)

    A young lady, in white muslin day dress, scarlet sash, her left elbow resting on a white cushion, white bandeau in her powdered curling hair; sky background

    Price Realised  

    ANDREW PLIMER (BRITISH, 1763-1837)
    A young lady, in white muslin day dress, scarlet sash, her left elbow resting on a white cushion, white bandeau in her powdered curling hair; sky background
    on ivory
    oval, 3 1/8 in. (79 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with paste surround, glazed reverse with plaited hairwork panel


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    Provenance

    Mrs L. Piromali, London, by 1956.
    A Lady; Christie's, London, 22 March 1977, lot 54 (in different frame).
    Sotheby's, London, 15 March 1982, lot 110.
    Sotheby's, London, 9 April 1992, lot 164.


    Literature

    L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 1023, illustrated IV, pl. 457, no. 940.
    A. Darmon, 'L'art de la miniature: le grand siècle', in Art et Valeurs, no. 12, March 1990, illustrated in colour p. 44.


    Exhibited

    Geneva, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Chefs-d'oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1956, no. 352, illustrated pl. 22.