A Lady, seated in a red upholstered chair, wearing grey dress with gold belt buckle, elaborate white lace veil about her head and tied beneath her chin with a wide white ribbon, mauve mantle and handkerchief in her left hand.
Signed on the reverse and dated Liverpool 1847/ Painted by Miss Biffin/ Artist without hands, gilt-metal frame with ormolu slip.
Rectangular, 154mm (6 1/16in) high
Provenance: Christie's, 6 July 1975, lot 47
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September – 11 December 2005, no.75
Literature: Daphne Foskett, 'Rediscovering 19th Century Portrait Miniatures' Antique Dealer and Collector's Guide, May 1984
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.81