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Georgian Miniature Watercolour On IVory Of A Lady C1820


£240 | $334 USD | €280 EUR
Item Number: SA806424
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Aramis Antiques
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from Russia.


A charming watercolour on ivory miniature portrait of a young lady, dating to c1820. Most delicately painted, particularly the face, hair and headdress, the portrait does seem to capture the gentle character of this young woman. The clothing is typical of the early 19thC Regency era, with the high waisted dress tied with a gold silk ribbon. The portrait is not signed. There is tiny flaking of the paint at top right. On the back, a card stuck to the backpaper states - Fanny Kemble by J A . Fanny Kemble was an actress and, later, prolific writer, and a member of the theatrical Kemble family. She lived 1809-1983. She married an American heir and principally lived in North America. A well known engraving of Fanny, with dark hair and lively looks, does not in my view resemble the gentle lady in this portrait. Also, for me the dates don’t quite work - if this portrait is c1820, Fanny would have been between 10 and 15 years old. So, I consider this to be simply a lovely portrait of a young lady in the early Regency era. The backpaper has partly separated from the papier-mâché frame but I doubt the portrait has ever been removed. This is a delightful and interesting period piece.
Image approx 8cmHx7cmW.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 14 cm (5.5")
Width = 12 cm (4.7")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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