Description: Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, held in a magnificent bronze-gilt frame, the artist's 'carte de visite', verso
Dimensions: 105 by 85 mm
Medium: Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, held in a magnificent bronze-gilt frame, the artist's 'carte de visite', verso
Condition Report: The miniature is in good condition, the colours are bright. There is a loss of pigment on the sitter's right sleeve. The frame is fine and is very well preserved.
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Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US.
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