A portrait of a young Lady, possibly Hannah Hardman
A portrait of a young Lady, possibly Hannah Hardman


A portrait of a young Lady, possibly Hannah Hardman

c. 1790 United Kingdom

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Wearing a white dress with turquoise ribbon on her sleeve, the reverse with sepia memorial miniature of two angels flying amongst clouds beneath a cupid, the inscription In Memory of Samuel and Hannah Hardman. Whose short but amiable lives. Promised a Virtuous and Engaging Maturity

The memorial scene on the reverse depicts a young Lady with long flowing hair and a boy ascending into the clouds, which suggests that the sitter, Hannah Hardman possibly died along with her son at an early age. The miniature is therefore, a commemoration of a short life and it serves as a true memento for those left behind. Its existence today acts as a tiny slice of history in the Hardman family.
Minor scratches to the surface of the glass
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp. 6,15 (#15r &15 v)
K. Henniger-Tavcar; Miniatur Portrats, 1995, p. 204, the reverse illustrated p.20, fig. 15
Height 5.10 cm (2.01 inches)
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watercolour on iovry
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