Lady Elizabeth Deane (née O'Callaghan Newenham) (d.1851) and her daughters, Susanna Adelaide (1837-1919) and Olivia Louise (b.1838), before pillars, foliage and red drapery: the former, wearing pale blue dress with white lace trim, large gold framed cameo brooch at her corsage; the elder daughter, standing and wearing white dress with lace trim to the collar and sleeves, red and white striped sash, her hair parted at the front and plaited, the back tied in a knot, she looks at the bracelet on her mother's right wrist; the younger daughter, seated and wearing identical white dress and hair style, red coral necklace, Lady Deane's arm around her and a posy of flowers at her waist.
Gilt-metal slip and carved giltwood frame, the reverse inscribed For/ H.M. Falkin(gs)/ after/ our departure/ 1899/ miniature of/ (Eliza) Lady Deane/ done by/ Harding of Cork.
Rectangular, 179mm (7 1/16in) high
Provenance: Bonhams, London, 8 March 1993, lot 47.
Literature: Daphne Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, Vol I, 1972, p.307.