French School c1810
French School c1810

French School c1810

c. 1810 France

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A portrait miniature of Mary Robinson (Perdita), mistress to Prince Regent. She is wearing a white dress with frilled lace edged neckline and sleeves, with soft bows of blue silk and a blue choker. Her hair is worn "a la conseilleur" with a blue bandeau. She is in a woodland scene with a dog by her side.

Watercolour on ivory in an ebonised square frame with an ormolu round mount.

This miniature is a copy of a painting by Gainsborough commissioned by the Prince. She played several Shakesperian roles at Drury Lane (hence her nickname "Perdita")
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Dimensions
Height 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Width 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
External Height 12.50 cm (4.92 inches)
External Width 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Stock Code
5428
Medium
Watercolour on ivory.
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