A portrait miniature of an unknown Lady
A portrait miniature of an unknown Lady
A portrait miniature of an unknown Lady

V ARTIST SIGNING (born 1778)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Lady

c. 1780 United Kingdom

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She wears a pale violet dress with lace underslip
set in the original gold frame, the reverse with elaborate monogram ESS of hair within a shield and floral wreath also made of hair

The initials on the reverse are likely to be those of the sitter's, these are a remarkable display of hair work.

The grey background and the shading of the face seen in this portrait have been noted on other examples by the artist who simply signed with the initial V. This is the work of a fairly competent artist and is a pretty example with superb hair work on the reverse
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 50 (#212 ) 51 (#212v).
Height 3.30 cm (1.30 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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