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HENRY BONE (1755-1834)
Portrait enamel of Princess Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse Homburg (1770-1840),...
The direct royal commission for this miniature, as a gift from Princess Elizabeth to her friend and confidant Lord St. Helens, is an indication of ...
£12000
Philip Mould & Company
ANDREW BENJAMIN LENS (c.1713-c.1779)
Portrait miniature of an Officer, wearing red coatee with green facings and yell...
Although the identity of Andrew Benjamin Lens’ subject is not known, the coronet surmounting the decorated pearl frame suggests he was a duke. A ...
£3500
Philip Mould & Company
NICHOLAS FREESE (1761-1831)
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing dark blue coat with brass buttons and...
Previously known simply as ‘N’ Freese, recent research conducted by the writers and collectors Roger and Carmela Arturi Phillips has added new ...
£2750
Philip Mould & Company
SAMUEL SHELLEY (c.1750-1808)
Portrait miniature of an Officer of a Grenadier Company, wearing scarlet coat wi...
Shelley was born in London and lived for the duration of his working life in the capital, following a relatively conventional route into his chosen...
£5500
Philip Mould & Company
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
Portrait miniature of a Lady called Mary Brisbane, wearing black dress with whit...
The sitter is possibly Miss Mary Brisbane (1772-1855), daughter of Thomas Brisbane (1720?–1812) and his wife, Eleanor and sister to Sir Thomas Ma...
£1600
Philip Mould & Company
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
Portrait miniature of an Officer of Light Dragoons, c.1800-10
This expressive portrait of an unknown officer of the Light Dragoons is by the Scottish artist Alexander Gallaway. Gallaway often used a column to ...
£4950
Philip Mould & Company
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman traditionally thought to be George Villiers, 1...
Although the artist of this vibrant portrait miniature is currently unknown, it is traditionally thought to depict George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buc...
£4500
Philip Mould & Company
EDWARD NASH (1778-1821)
Portrait miniature of an Officer wearing the uniform of the 88th Regiment of Foo...
Born into a wealthy merchant family, Nash had moved to London in the late 1790s to pursue his career as an artist. Unmarried, his family records th...
£3750
Philip Mould & Company
JOHN DONALDSON F.S.A (1737-1801)
Portrait miniature of a Countess, wearing white dress with ruffled neckline and ...
Relatively few works have emerged from Donaldson’s hand, although he appears to have been a well-known artist in his day. When the Scottish histo...
Price On Application
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GEORGE CHINNERY (1774-1852)
Portrait miniature of a Young Man, 1800
George Chinnery is regarded as one of the foremost portrait painters of the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century. Born in London, Chinnery e...
£7000
Philip Mould & Company
Portrait miniature of a Nobleman, possibly Charles Knyvett (1710-82), wearing ar...
This fine portrait miniature is painted in the style of Liotard, the colours preserved by the later addition of a travelling case. Although it has ...
£5500
Philip Mould & Company
ANDREAS HENRY GROTH
Portrait enamel of Walter Edwards Freeman (d.1758), wearing a blue coat with gol...
The sitter in this enamel, Walter Edwards Freeman, was part of a group of family miniatures brought to Sotheby’s in 1966. One of this group, prob...
£2800
Philip Mould & Company
ANDREW PLIMER (1763-1837)
Portrait miniature of a Lady of the Keighley Family, c.1790
This portrait miniature of a member of the Keighley family is a fine example of Andrew Plimer’s work from the 1790s. Plimer’s portraits painted...
£3500
Philip Mould & Company
Portrait enamel of a Young Lady, wearing pink dress with wide lace collar and ye...
Although the artist of this enamel is unknown, it was painted at a time when enamel portraits were firmly established in England and offered by man...
£1500
Philip Mould & Company
ANDREW PLIMER (1763-1837)
A pair of portrait miniatures of John Crewe, later 2nd Baron Crewe (c.1772-1835)...
This pair of miniatures, dating to circa 1790, would have almost certainly been painted by Andrew Plimer to celebrate the betrothal of John Crewe, ...
£12500
Philip Mould & Company
ANNE MEE (NEÉ FOLDSONE) (c.1775-1851)
Portrait miniature of Colonel John Sydney Doyle, later Colonel Rt. Hon. John Syd...
This is a preparatory sketch by Anne Mee for her portrait of the army officer and later politician Colonel John Sidney Doyle painted in 1837 [priva...
£1500
Philip Mould & Company
HENRY EDRIDGE A.R.A (1768-1821)
Portrait miniature of a Young Girl, traditionally identified as Mary Welsh, wear...
This tender portrait miniature by Henry Edridge of an animated young girl, traditionally identified as Mary Welsh, is reminiscent of Sir Joshua Rey...
£5500
Philip Mould & Company
Portrait miniature of a Noblewoman, wearing pink dress with lace border, pearls ...
This fascinating portrait is something of an enigma. Although the sitter wears clothing datable to the middle of the seventeenth century, her depic...
£3000
Philip Mould & Company
WILLIAM WOOD (1769-1810)
Portrait miniature of a Lady, wearing a white dress, a turban and a coral neckla...
This accomplished portrait miniature of a fashionable, young lady is typical of William Wood’s oeuvre at the turn of the nineteenth century and i...
£2950
Philip Mould & Company
CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ZINCKE (c.1683-c.1767)
Portrait enamel of Gentleman traditionally called George William Farmer, wearing...
This impressive portrait enamel of a gentleman, traditionally identified as George William Farmer, was painted by the leading enamellist of the eig...
£3000
Philip Mould & Company
Portrait miniature of Ercole III, Duke of Modena (1727-1803) wearing gold embroi...
This portrait of the duke appears to be based on a three-quarter-length oil painting, of which the whereabouts is unknown.[1] Its appearance accord...
£1200
Philip Mould & Company
MATTHEW SNELLING (1621-1678)
Portrait miniature of an Unknown Lady, wearing blue dress, pearl necklace and ea...
Matthew Snelling was described by Horace Walpole as a ‘gentleman’, and like other reasonably well-off men and women of this period appears to h...
£6750
Philip Mould & Company
WILLIAM PREWETT
Portrait enamel of a Gentleman, wearing a mauve velvet jacket with gold frogging...
This signed enamel miniature is by William Prewett, one of the earliest English-born portrait enamellists working in London in the eighteenth centu...
£3200
Philip Mould & Company
Portrait enamel of a Lady, wearing white dress with lace frill and pearls, lands...
Very little biographical information is available on the artist Groth, although he held an important appointment at court as appointed enamellist t...
£3600
Philip Mould & Company
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
Portrait miniature of a Young Girl, wearing white dress with frilled neckline an...
George Engleheart is considered to be one of the most distinguished miniaturists of the late Georgian period alongside Cosway, Smart and Humphry an...
£8500
Philip Mould & Company
PIERRE PASQUIER (1731-1806)
Portrait enamel of Michelle Guesnon de Bonneuil (née Sentuary) (1748-1829), wear...
Michelle Guesnon de Bonneuil was born Michelle de Sentuary on the island of Île Bourbon (now Réunion) in 1748, where her father had a plantation....
£9500
Philip Mould & Company
JEAN-LAURENT MOSNIER (1743-1808)
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing dark grey velvet coat and white frill...
Mosnier studied at the Academy St Luc, Paris, before becoming official painter to Marie Antoinette in 1776. His handling of paint when describing f...
£4750
Philip Mould & Company
SEBASTIEN GRATISE
Self-Portrait in a classical setting, 1790
This fascinating self-portrait by the French-born portraitist Sebastien Gratise was painted in 1790 whilst the artist was in England seeking refuge...
£2750
Philip Mould & Company
JEAN BAPTISTE ISABEY (1767-1855)
Portrait miniature of a Young Girl wearing a light brown redingote, white fichu ...
Jean-Baptiste Isabey was one of the most important French portrait miniature painters of the nineteenth century. Although the sitter in this work i...
Price On Application
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ARCHIBALD SKIRVING (1749-1819)
Portrait miniature of a Young Gentleman, wearing a blue coat with a black collar...
This miniature is a rare, signed example of the work of the Scottish portraitist Archibald Skirving. The son of a farmer, Skirving was probably tau...
£4000
Philip Mould & Company
CHARLES FOOT-TAYLER
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, traditionally called D. L. Cockburn, possibly...
Although little is known about the artist Charles Foot Tayler, his portrait miniatures convey accomplished individual likenesses, often slightly mo...
£2000
Philip Mould & Company
Box Thaler containing a portrait of a Young Gentleman
The obverse of this box thaler depicts Duke Henry of the Albertine line during the reign of Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony (1532-1547) and w...
£800
Philip Mould & Company
RICHARD COSWAY (1742-1821)
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing blue coat with gold buttons, tied sto...
Cosway was one of the leading portrait miniature painters of the eighteenth century, who, along with a handful of competitors, fed the hunger for t...
£7500
Philip Mould & Company
RICHARD GIBSON (1615-1690)
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, traditionally thought to be a Self-Portrait
The present work is by Richard Gibson, one of the more prominent miniaturists (or ‘limners’) of the seventeenth century. Traditionally consi...
£4500
Philip Mould & Company
ARCHIBALD ROBERTSON (1765-1835)
Portrait miniature of an Officer of the Royal Artillery, c.1785
Archibald Robertson was born in Aberdeen, the son of an architect and the brother of miniaturists Andrew Robertson (1777-1845) and Alexander Robert...
£5500
Philip Mould & Company
WILLIAM WOOD (1769-1810)
Portrait miniature of Captain James Ludlow Stawell (1783-1832) wearing the unifo...
The sitter, who is identified on the reverse as ‘J.L.Stawell Esq’, is Captain James Ludlow Stawell, a descendent of the Stawell family who orig...
£12500
Philip Mould & Company
RICHARD GIBSON (1615-1690)
Portrait miniature of a Young Gentleman, wearing plate armour comprised of cuira...
Richard Gibson (known as ‘Dwarf Gibson’ in his circle), was born in Cumberland and worked as an apprentice in a tapestry works before entering ...
£11500
Philip Mould & Company
HERBERT PERCY
Two brothers in sailor suits
These are charming examples of photominiatures (or overpainted photographs). With the advance in photographic technology most photographic studios ...
£350
Ellison Fine Art
Portrait miniature of Marie Anne de Bourbon, Princess of Conti (1666-1739), seat...
Very little is known about the artist Marie Jourdain (in fact her first name is not listed by Schidlof, who simply refers to her as ‘Jourdain’ ...
£5500
Philip Mould & Company
GEORGE PLACE (c.1760-1810)
A large portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
Wearing brown coat and white stock Set in the original gold frame the reverse with blue glass, After practising for a time in Dublin Place went...
£1000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN OLIVER (1616-1701)
Baron John Somers (1651-1716)
wearing black robes and white lace collar in the original silver frame with pierced spiral cresting. Baron Somers played a leading part in ...
£4000
Ellison Fine Art
NICHOLAS DIXON (died 1708)
An unknown Gentleman
Wearing a blue sash over an ochre doublet gilt-metal frame with pierced spiral cresting The artist who succeeded Cooper as Charles II's 'limn...
£3000
Ellison Fine Art
A portrait of Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal York (1725-1807), mounted in a gol...
This unusual portrait miniature, mounted in a ring, is thought to be by the female artist Veronica Telli (née Stern) and depicts Henry Benedict St...
£2200
Philip Mould & Company
RICHARD GIBSON (1615-1690)
Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing gold edged ochre doublet slashed at t...
Richard Gibson (known as ‘Dwarf Gibson’ in his circle), was born in Cumberland and worked as an apprentice in a tapestry works before entering ...
£14500
Philip Mould & Company
WILLIAM NAISH (1767-1800)
Portrait miniature of an Officer of the light company of an infantry regiment wi...
This animated portrait miniature of an unidentified officer is one of the most accomplished works by Naish to have emerged on the art market in rec...
£4750
Philip Mould & Company