16 June 1999
FRANCIS RABINEAU (active circa 1791-1796)
Comprising three portrait miniatures, the first a Gentleman with blue jacket, black waistcoat and white stock and collar, with brown hair; the second a Gentleman with black jacket, waistcoat and stock, with white collar and brown straight hair, American School, 19th century; the third a young Lady facing left in white bodice with brown ringletted hair by P. Ord (1817-1892)
signed l.r., F. R. and dated 1800 the first
watercolor on ivory the first and third; oil on ivory the second
2 x 2in. the first; 2.7/8 x 2in. the second; 2 x 1in. the third
the first rose-gold oval frame, with plaited hair in glazed oval on verso; the second gilt-metal oval scroll-cut frame, verso with scroll-cut oval; the third gilt-metal oval floral-cut frame, glazed beaded oval on verso (3)
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Francis Rabineau worked in New York City, Newark and New Brunswick between 1791 and 1796.
P. Ord worked in New Orleans in 1844.
(G and W, pp. 522, 478).
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