11 April 2002
ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1790
A young lady in profile to left with her right hand raised to her face, in white dress with pearl brooch at corsage and rope of pearls on her left shoulder, blue stole draped around her shoulders, white bandeau in her powdered curling hair; stone wall and sky and cloud background
oval, 2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) high, gold frame with split-pearl border, the reverse with gold initials WMB with ribbon and bow cresting on blue glass
Alfred Hill; (+) Sotheby's, London, 13 May 1942, lot 66, as Lady Melbourne by Francis Buck (£12 to Nyburg).
Cecil Barnes; Sotheby's, London, 25 March 1974, lot 117 (to Dreesmann). Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-66).
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