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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    JOSEPH PASTORINI (BRITISH, C. 1775-1839)

    A pair of miniatures: a gentleman, in black coat and waistcoat, white frilled cravat; together with a young lady in pink coat, white underdress with frilled collar, drop-pearl earring, upswept curling brown hair

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    JOSEPH PASTORINI (BRITISH, C. 1775-1839)
    A pair of miniatures: a gentleman, in black coat and waistcoat, white frilled cravat; together with a young lady in pink coat, white underdress with frilled collar, drop-pearl earring, upswept curling brown hair
    he, signed and dated with address on the backing paper 'J.h. Pastorini Pinxt Oct.r 1820 18 Rathbone Place'; she, signed with address on the backing paper 'Painted by Josh. Pastorini No 18 Rathbone Place Oxford Street'
    on ivory
    ovals, 3 1/8 in. (79 mm.); 2 15/16 in. (75 mm.) high, respectively, both in fitted red leather cases (2)


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    Provenance

    Latter-Schlesinger Collection, New Orleans, by 1964.
    Christie's, London, 13 December 1977, lot 78.


    Literature

    L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 1019, illustrated IV, pl. 445, no. 905 (the lady).
    D. Foskett, Collecting Miniatures, Woodbridge, 1979, p. 354, illustrated p. 345, pl. 99F (the lady).
    D. Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 354, illustrated p. 345, pl. 99F (the lady).