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Lot 68: Miss Sarah Biffin (British, 1784-1850) 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

Est: £1,500 GBP - £2,500 GBPSold:
Bonhams 3November 25, 2009London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

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

Artist or Maker

Auction Details

The Merchiston Collection of Fine Portrait Miniatures, The Property of Mrs Eleanor Hamilton

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Bonhams 3
November 25, 2009, 12:00 PM GMT

Montpelier Street Knightsbridge, London, LDN, SW7 1HH, UK