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WILLIAM ESSEX (1784-1869)
19th Century portrait miniature of David Garrick (1717-1779), painted in enamel...
Set in silver metal ornamented frame The enamel is after R.E Pine's portrait of Garrick, now in the National Portrait Gallery Garrick was on...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN HASLEM (1808-1884)
Victorian enamel portrait of Lady Henrietta Fermor
Henrietta married Thomas Wedderburn-Ogilvy (born 1814) of Perthshire, Scotland. Their marriage was in 1856, six years after this portrait was paint...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
NATHANIEL PLIMER (1757-1822)
18th century portrait miniature of Miss Anne Buller, painted on ivory
wearing white veil, dress with frilled edge and rope of pearls around her shoulder, gold hoop earrings This is a fine example of Nathaniel's wor...
£9,000
Ellison Fine Art
RICHARD GIBSON (1615-1690)
17th century portrait miniature of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637-1671)
The miniature was painted by Richard Gibson, and the setting has been described by Diana Scarisbrick as characteristic of the Restoration period (s...
£9,000
Ellison Fine Art
Walter Harrowing Large Original Oil Painting Horse Portrait
‘Bay Horse in a stable interior’ Walter Harrowing - 1844-1904 A fine example by this well known artist who specialised mainly in horses, bu...
£2,850
Roger Bradbury Antiques
JEAN ETIENNE LIOTARD (1702-1789)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, painted in enamel
Wearing raspberry coat over gold embroidered green waistcoat, his hair en queue in original gold frame Liotard first worked in Rome, Naples and...
£4,200
Ellison Fine Art
GERVASE SPENCER (died 1763)
18th century portrait miniature of a lady dressed in yellow, painted in enamel o...
To create enamel miniatures, powdered glass and metal oxides are mixed with oil to make a paste, which is then painted colour by colour onto a meta...
£3,000
Ellison Fine Art
CHARLES DIXON
Mid 18th century portrait miniature of a noble lady wearing a blue dress with b...
he reverse with seed pearl monogram SJG on plaited hair, in the original gold frame Although it has not been possible to identify the sitter, t...
£2,800
Ellison Fine Art
GERVASE SPENCER (died 1763)
Georgian portrait miniature of a nobleman, watercolour on ivory
wearing blue coat with elaborate silver frogging, a pink waistcoat trimmed with lace and a heart shaped cravat pin, holding a black tricorn hat un...
£3,800
Ellison Fine Art
ALFRED PRAGA (1867-1949)
Edwardian miniature portrait of Dame Gladys Cooper (1888-1971), wearing white tu...
Praga was an English portrait, genre, miniature and pastel painter, who was born in Liverpool. He studied art at South Kensington, at the Royal Aca...
£2,200
Ellison Fine Art
GERTRUDE MASSEY (1868-1957)
Edwardian portrait miniature of H.R.H. Princess Mary, Princess Royal (1897-1965)...
Gold frame. Massey fondly recalls her sitting with Princess Mary in "Kings, Commoners and Me" pp.38-40 and the present lot is recorded on p.39,...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
BESS NORRISS TAIT RWS, RMS (1878-1939)
Edward miniature portrait of a lady in large blue hat adorned with ostrich feath...
in silver gilt frame Bess Norriss Tait (1879-1939), was born in Melbourne and studied under Frederick McCubbin and Bernard Hall at the National ...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
GERTRUDE MASSEY (1868-1957)
Edwardian portrait miniature of boy in white shirt with blue ribbon necktie)
set in a silver frame set with pearl border and pearl hanger Miniature paintings of children then dogs became the speciality of Gertrude. Her ...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
MRS ANNE MEE (c.1770-1851)
Miniature portrait of the Hon Henry Edward John Howard, afterwards Dean of Lichf...
Henry, the son of Frederick 5th Earl of Carlisle KG. PC, was born at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, In 1820 he was ordained deacon and priest, and in ...
£2,950
Ellison Fine Art
HENRY BONE (1755-1834)
An 18th century enamel portrait of Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton ...
The enamel is based on a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Lord Eglington is recorded as having sat to Reynolds on 24 and 27 March and 6 April 1784,...
£18,000
Ellison Fine Art
PETER PAILLOU (1757-1832)
18th century portrait miniature of Lady Lucy Digby (1748-1787) with her son
Lucy wears wide brimmed yellow hat with black ribbon and white plumes, striped white dress with lace fichu This is a particularly fine example ...
£6,800
Ellison Fine Art
JAMES NIXON ARA (c.1741-1812)
Late 18th Century portrait of a lady possibly Mary Wordsworth, Lady Kent (1751-1...
, gold frame, the reverse with dark brown plaited hair The portrait bears a strong resemblance to the portrait of Mary Worsdworth, Lady Kent pai...
£8,000
Ellison Fine Art
NICHOLAS DIXON (c.1645-c.1708)
A 17th century portrait miniature of Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on ve...
, painted on vellum, in later gilt-metal frame the reverse erroneously inscribed Judge Jeffreys There is another version of this portrait by Di...
£10,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN HOSKINS (c.1595-1665)
17th century miniature portrait of Henry Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Alnwick (died...
Henry was the son of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, as a courtier he was fortunate in that he obtained great influence with Queen Henriet...
£23,000
Ellison Fine Art
BERNARD LENS (1682-1740)
An 18th century portrait miniature of Montague Garrard Drake of Shardiloes (1642...
Montague was the son of Montague Drake, M.P., of Shardeloes by Jane, daughter and heir of Sir John Garrard, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Lamer, Herts. He mar...
£4,800
Ellison Fine Art
MATTHEW SNELLING (1621-1678)
17th Century portrait miniature of lady from the court
wearing brown dress with white underslip, a large jewelled drop pearl suspsended from black ribbon at her corsage, pearl necklace, earrings and str...
£14,000
Ellison Fine Art
JEREMIAH MEYER (1735-1789)
18th Century Portrait miniature of Mary Colvill
wearing pink dress with white lace collar and pearl at her shoulder, her hair upswept. The present lot is a rare example of Meyer's work, painte...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
SIMON JACQUES ROCHARD (1788-1872)
Napoleonic portrait miniature of Arthur Wellesley,1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1...
wearing a red coat with gold embroidered collar, gold epaulette and lacing, wearing the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the blue moire sas...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
An early 19th century portrait miniature of Louisa Plimer (1801-1864) later Mrs....
wearing a lace bordered sprigged white dress, pearl bordered brooch at corsage and blue stole and fur-bordered brown shawl Louisa, eldest daught...
£8,000
Ellison Fine Art
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
Late 18th century portrait miniature of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) pa...
in blue coat with gold buttons, red waistcoat in gilt-metal frame, the reverse with central panel of plaited hair within purple glass surround ...
£11,000
Ellison Fine Art
Antique Miniature on Ivory
Miniature watercolour on Ivory of young woman set in an enamel and gold frame. On the reverse is a pen and ink drawing showing a cherub holding a p...
£750
Sally Turner Antiques
JOHN HALL (1739-1797)
An 18th century self portrait painted in enamel on copper
Standing three quarter length in front of a classical column, holding an artist's paint palette and brushes, wearing fashionable Van Dyck costume o...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM ESSEX (1784-1869)
Enamel portrait miniature of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), after William Fowler
Queen Victoria is wearing a diadem that belonged to Queen Adelaide, the wife of her uncle, King William IV. The ribbon and the star of the Garter a...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN BARRY
A fine portrait miniature of a young Lady probably an actress
A fine portrait of Lady with powdered hair, wearing a white dress with blue ribboned waistband and fine lace veil decorated with gold spots In go...
£3,300
Ellison Fine Art
LEWIS VASLET
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman, painted on ivory
Vaslet was an English portrait painter. His most common works were small or miniature oval pastels in the style of the Irish painter Hugh Douglas H...
£400
Ellison Fine Art
HORACE HONE A.R.A (1754-1825)
18th Century portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman, painted on ivory
In gilt-metal mount Horace Hone entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1770, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1772 and being elected ARA in 17...
£650
Ellison Fine Art
A DOUBLE SIDED PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF AN OFFICER AND HIS WIFE, LATE 18TH CENTURY,...
He wears scarlet uniform with yellow facings, silver buttons and silver epaulette: she wears a white dress trimmed with blue ribbon set in the ori...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
A double sided portrait miniature of an Officer and his wife, late 18th century,...
He wears scarlet uniform with yellow facings, silver buttons and silver epaulette: she wears a white dress trimmed with blue ribbon set in the ori...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
A late 18th century posthumous portrait miniature of Lieutenant Richard Webb (17...
Lieutenant Richard Webb (1755-1779) wearing scarlet coat with blue facings and gold epaulette, white sword belt with gold plate Signed with initia...
£3,600
Ellison Fine Art
CHARLES ROBERTSON (1760-1821)
18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, en grisaille on ivory
Painted in sepia tones set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame, the reverse with glazed oval aperture of hair within gold mount and outer bri...
£650
Ellison Fine Art
CHARLES ROBERTSON (1760-1821)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman painted on ivory
set in a gold bracelet clasp frame the reverse engraved Capt J Bruce Roberts/ Dragoons/ Died 13 8 1836 Robertson fluctuated between London and I...
£700
Ellison Fine Art
HORACE HONE A.R.A (1754-1825)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a Lady painted on ivory
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1788 Hone moved from London to Dublin in 1782 when he amassed a large and distinguished clientele....
£2,200
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM BATE R.A (c.1759-c.1845)
18th Century Portrait Miniature of John Bacon, painted on ivory, after Mason Cha...
John Bacon looking upwards in a contemplative manner, in black coat, white cravat and stock, his powdered hair en queue set in the original gold f...
£1,000
Ellison Fine Art
ANDREW PLIMER (1763-1837)
18th Century Portrait Miniature of General Foot, in lilac coat, painted on ivory...
A dashing portrait of General Foot wearing a lilac coloured coat with black collar, white tied cravat Set in the original gold frame with split pe...
£3,500
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN WRIGHT (died 1808)
Early 19th Century Portrait Miniature of Eliza Pilgrim, painted on ivory
Eliza Pilgrim with brown hair wearing white dress In gilt-metal frame with seed pearl border, Glazed reverse. Wright painted miniatures of ...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE PLACE (c.1760-1810)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, painted on ivory
wearing a blue velvet coat with red collar, white waistcoat and frilled cravat, his powdered hair en queue set in the original gold frame with pla...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
FREDERICK BUCK (1771-c.1839)
An 18th century portrait miniature of an officer, painted in watercolour on ivor...
wearing the uniform of the 104th Munsters Regiment Frederick the brother of the miniaturist Adam Buck lived in Cork where he practised miniature...
£1,300
Ellison Fine Art
JEREMIAH MEYER (1735-1789)
18th Century portrait miniature of a gentleman in crimson coat, watercolour on i...
set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame with added hoop suspension ring The lavishly embroidered crimson coat, of blue flowers and gold t...
£1,500
Ellison Fine Art
THOMAS CLEMENT THOMPSON (1780-1857)
Regency portrait miniature of lady, painted in watercolour on ivory
The young lady wears a fashionable low cut white dress trimmed with gold and onyx jewels on the shoulders, her upswept hair reflects the fashion of...
£700
Ellison Fine Art
JOSEPH PASTORINI (c.1775-1839)
19th century portrait miniature of a young girl, painted in watercolour on ivor...
wearing a low cut white dress, set in the original gold frame the reverse with locks of hair tied with seed pearls and gold wire a blue medallion ...
£500
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
18th Century Portrait miniature of Alexander Munro in scarlet uniform
A Mr. Munro is recorded in Engleheart's fee book as having had his miniature taken in 1782, 1791 and 1805. A Mrs. Munro, presumably his wife, had h...
£600
Ellison Fine Art
ABRAHAM SEAMAN (c.1695-1752)
Enamel portrait of a gentleman
Abraham Seaman was part of a family of artists - including Noah (probably his brother), Isaac and Enoch. Little is known about the Seaman family ot...
£1,000
Ellison Fine Art
ALFRED EDWARD CHALON R.A (1780-1860)
A portrait miniature of Gentleman with auburn hair
Chalon was a Swiss portrait painter. He lived in London where he was noticed by Queen Victoria. He Entered at the Royal Academy in 1797, joining th...
£550
Ellison Fine Art