Edward Miles (British, 1752-1828) After John Singleton Copley (American, 1738-1815)
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Edward Miles (British, 1752-1828) After John Singleton Copley (American, 1738-1815)

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Edward Miles (British, 1752-1828) After John Singleton Copley (American, 1738-1815)
Admiral Richard Howe (1726-99) 1st Earl Howe, in admiral's undress uniform; together with a portrait miniature of a lady traditionally identified as his wife, Mary, Countess Howe, née Hartopp (1732-1800), in white dress, by Anne Mee, née Foldsone (British, 1770/75-1851)
Both on ivory
Ovals, 77 and 74 mm. high, gilt-metal frames, the reverses engraved 'Richard Earl Howe' and 'Mary Hartopp / Countess Howe'.
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Lot Essay

Another version of the present miniature by Edward Miles of Lord Howe is in the British Royal Collection (RCIN 420855). The original oil on canvas painting of Lord Howe by Copley, of 1794, is in the National Maritime Museum, London (inv. no. BHC2790). Copley produced three versions of the portrait: one for each of the daughters of Lord and Lady Howe.

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