2 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION
ANDREW PLIMER (BRITISH, 1763-1837)
A young lady, in white muslin day dress with puffed sleeves, her curling chestnut hair worn à l'antique; sky background
oval, 3 in. (76 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with split-pearl surround
Mrs D. Salt; Christie's, London, 27 February 1968, lot 84.
Alvin J. Huss (1904-1998) Collection, Evanston, Ill.; Sotheby's, London, 4 December 1985, lot 113.
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D. Foskett, Collecting Miniatures, Woodbridge, 1979, illustrated p. 382, pl. 110C.
D. Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge, 1987, illustrated p. 382, pl. 110C.
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