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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    GEORGE ENGLEHEART (BRITISH, 1750/53-1829)

    A lady, in black dress and lace shawl, white fichu and lace bonnet with ribbon bow

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    GEORGE ENGLEHEART (BRITISH, 1750/53-1829)
    A lady, in black dress and lace shawl, white fichu and lace bonnet with ribbon bow
    signed with initial 'E' (lower right)
    on ivory
    oval, 3 5/16 in. (85 mm.) high, gold frame, in fitted red leather case


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    Provenance

    The Countess of Bandon, née Hon. Georgiana Dorothea Harriet Evans-Freke (1853-1942), C.B.E., by 1929.
    Sotheby's, London, 6 October 1969, lot 185.
    Phillips, London, 16 December 1981, lot 149.


    Literature

    P. Johnson, 'Portrait miniatures: pretty, portable - and not always that pricey', in House and Garden, March 1983, illustrated in colour p. 91.


    Exhibited

    London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Exhibition of Miniatures by George Engleheart, J. C. D. Engleheart and Thomas Richmond, 1929, no. 169.