10 June 2008
FROM THE COLLECTION OF TORBEN HOLCK COLDING (1918-1998)
RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (BRITISH, 1742-1821)
A young lady, in black coat and white ruffled shirt with a tricorn hat, curling powdered wig falling over her right shoulder; column with draped crimson curtain and sky background
oval, 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.) high, gilt-metal bracelet clasp frame
Bought by Torben Holck Colding from H. E. Backer, London, in 1953.
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