5 June 2007
ALEXANDER GALLOWAY (FL. C. 1794-1812)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), in blue coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat and red inner waistcoat, frilled cravat, powdered hair
signed with initials and dated 'A.G. 1796' (lower right)
oval, 2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with central panel of plaited hair within purple glass surround
Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 27 June 1957, lot 858.
Ernst Holzscheiter Collection, Meilen; part I, Sotheby's, London, 28 March 1977, lot 37.
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D. Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, London, 1979, I, p. 283, illustrated II, pl. 121, no. 327.
D. Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 545.
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