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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    GUSTAVUS HAMILTON (IRISH, C. 1739-1775)

    Elizabeth Hamilton, the artist's sister, in cornflower-blue satin robe à la française with white lace-lined stomacher, blue ruched ribbon bow tied around her neck, pearls interweaving her brown upswept hair

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    GUSTAVUS HAMILTON (IRISH, C. 1739-1775)
    Elizabeth Hamilton, the artist's sister, in cornflower-blue satin robe à la française with white lace-lined stomacher, blue ruched ribbon bow tied around her neck, pearls interweaving her brown upswept hair
    signed and dated 'Ham.n 1769.'
    on ivory
    oval, 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse centred with a glazed oval containing the fine hairwork inscription 'UN MARI EH', the gilt-metal surround engraved 'The Gift of a Sincere Friend'


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    An associated leather-covered shadow box easel frame is inscribed on the reverse 'Elizabeth Hamilton. Painted by Gustavus Hamilton her brother 1769. Gustavus Hamilton = Jane Cathcart. circ 1695. Gustavus the Painter. Elizabeth = William Maffett. William Maffett = Margaret Finlayson. Geraldine Mary = Alfred Harmsworth. Alfred 1st Lord Northcliffe.'.

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