A wedding portrait of a husband and wife in profile
A wedding portrait of a husband and wife in profile
A wedding portrait of a husband and wife in profile

EDWARD VAUGHAN (1746-1816)

A wedding portrait of a husband and wife in profile

c. 1780 United Kingdom

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She in profile to the left, wears a white dress trimmed with blue ribbon at her corsage, matching ribbon and white plume entwined in her powdered grey wig; he in profile to the right wars a black suit, powdered hair en queue
Set either side of a fine gold frame both sides embellished with white, and blue enamel decorated with gold motif (some minor chips to the enamelling)

Vaughan of London exhibited at the Society of Artists and the Free Society of Artists, 1772-1783. Although this pair does not appear to be signed the use of grey tones in the background and profile stance are features found in other signed examples by Vaughan. Being set either side of locket suggests that perhaps the miniatures were commissioned to celebrate the union of the couple through marriage.
Minor loss of paint above white plumes, at approximately 12 o'clock. Small area of mould evident at 4 o'clock.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 46 (#187 r & 187v).
Dimensions
Height 4.00 cm (1.57 inches)
Stock Code
4678(2)
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
Not opened
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