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A 17th century portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman painted in oil
With piercing blue eyes, light brown receding hair, moustache and beard He wears a black double with white lawn collar trimmed with lace, the back...
£800
Ellison Fine Art
A portrait of Ben Johnson, English playwrite and poet (1572-1637) painted on por...
Set in a 19th century black wood rectangular frame with gilded border Ben Johnson was an English poet, playwright, actor, and drama theorist. H...
£1,500
Ellison Fine Art
PETER PAILLOU (1757-1832)
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman with initials HC wearing slate grey coat
Set in a gold mount, the glazed reverse with gold monogram HC on plaited hair The detail on the white waistcoat is particularly fine. This must ...
£1,900
Ellison Fine Art
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman in blue coat
wearing a blue coat, checked white waistcoat and blue vest, a blue gold stickpin on his white cravat gold frame, the reverse with blue glass A...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
A portrait miniature of Mathew Vaughan in blue jacket
Set in a silver-gilt frame, the reverse with lock of hair, gold wire and seed pearls on opalescent glass within blue glass border Mr. Vaughan is...
£4,500
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
A Portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and white waistcoat with tied white cravat Set in a gold frame with plaited hair on the reverse
£3,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN SMART (1741-1811)
A portrait miniature believed to be Thomas Chase a Madras Civil Servant
set in 18 carat gold frame, the reverse with plaited locks of brown hair. Daphne Foskett records, in her book John Smart, the man and his minia...
£10,000
Ellison Fine Art
HENRY COLLEN (1798-1872)
A portrait miniature of John FitzGibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare KP GCH PC (10 July 17...
in square gilt frame, the reverse inscribed Earl of Clare's Picture/ Lady Isabella Fitzgibbon. John was the son of John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
Field Marshall Sir Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough (1779-1869), English School ci...
Rectangular, set in the original red leather travelling case Sir Hugh was a British Army officer. After serving as a junior officer at the seizu...
£700
Ellison Fine Art
PETER PAILLOU (c.1720-1790)
18th century portrait miniature of Lady Lucy Digby (1748-1787) with her son
Lucy wears wide brimmed yellow hat with black ribbon and white plumes, striped white dress with lace fichu Signed on the reverse and dated 1786 ...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ZINCKE (c.1683-c.1767)
An early 18th century enamel portrait miniature of a Nobleman
Painted in enamel, in gold locket with chased foliate border Zincke , was born in Dresden, the son of a goldsmith. He settled in England in 17...
£1,900
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM SINGLETON (died c.1793)
A late 18th century portrait miniature of an unknown child
in rose coloured gold frame. William Singleton (d. 1793) was one of a family of artist (brother of Joseph Singleton) all of whom lived and work...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
PATRICK MACMORELAND (1741-c.1809)
A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman wearing Windsor uniform
Set in the original gold frame with bright-cut border on the reverse and brooch clasp attachment. McMoreland was born in Scotland. He moved to L...
£600
Ellison Fine Art
DANIEL MYERS
A 17th century miniature of a Nobleman
Wearing an embroidered mauve day-gown and white lace cravat set in later silver frame backed with mother of pearl Daniel (or David) Myers work...
£1,000
Ellison Fine Art
CHARLES ROBERTSON (1760-1821)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman painted on ivory
set in a gold bracelet clasp frame the reverse engraved Capt J Bruce Roberts/ Dragoons/ Died 13 8 1836 Robertson fluctuated between London and I...
£600
Ellison Fine Art
HORACE HONE A.R.A (1754-1825)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a Lady painted on ivory
Hone moved from London to Dublin in 1782 when he amassed a large and distinguished clientele. In 1801 and 1802 he exhibited several miniatures ...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
An 18th century portrait of a Lady of Fashion
wearing a low cut blue dress trimmed with fichu set in contemporary gold frame, the bright cut reverse with initial S engraved Bowyer was self ...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOSEPH SAUNDERS
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman believed to be Kit Metcalfe
Wearing blue coat and white waistcoat set in a gilt-metal frame with glazed reverse showing inscription "Kit Metcalfe, my great uncle" It is p...
£730
Ellison Fine Art
CHARLES JAGGER (c.1770-1827)
A portrait miniature of Elizabeth Jopling, nee Bradley (1741-1821)
Wearing white dress and matching bonnet set in the original frame with pierced scrolling frame Elizabeth Jopling was the daughter or Robert and...
£1,000
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
A Georgian portrait miniature of Edward (Ned) Scott (1775-1799) Equerry to the P...
gold frame, the reverse with gold mounted aperture to reveal locks of hair on ivory within blue glass border and Engleheart Exhibition label E...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
ABRAHAM DANIEL (1760-1806)
A late 18th century portrait miniature of a Gentleman
Wearing a brown coat with gold buttons, white stock, powdered hair en queue Set in a gold frame, the reverse with gold monogram RB on plaited hair...
£1,500
Ellison Fine Art
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
A 19th century portrait miniature of Mrs. Thomas Pagan
Wearing a white dress with lace fichu and white turban in her brown hair Set in the original gold frame the reverse with locks of brown hair tied ...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
SAMPSON TOWGOOD ROCHE (1759-1847)
A superb portrait miniature of an unknown Major General
Wearing red coat with blue facings and epaulette Roch was born deaf and dumb, but fortunately showed an aptitude for art and was sent to Dublin ...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOSEPH DUBASTY
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman wearing spectacles
The sitter wears a blue coat, the collar trimmed with white embroidery and silver buttons, he is depicted wearing spectacles (which is unusual in t...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
EDWARD BURCH (1730-1814)
A 19th century portrait miniature of an unknown girl
Wearing white dress with large blue ribbon sash Set in a gold coloured frame, the reverse with plaited hair embellished with four stars - possibly...
£2,500
Ellison Fine Art
THOMAS FRYE (c.1710-1762)
A Georgian portrait miniature of a gentleman wearing red coat with green collar
Thomas Frye an artist of remarkable talent was a portrait painter in oils, crayon black lead, enamel miniature and ivory. After inventing a formul...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
J.E. FORD
A rare 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a staff officer - specifically a Briga...
Ford flourished 1793-1830, and Foskett notes that Schidlof mentioned two portraits by him. An officer signed on the reverse J.E. Ford, Cape Town an...
£2,400
Ellison Fine Art
Russian School Portrait Child by Anatoly Leonidovich Nasedkin 1924-1994
A lovely oil portrait on board, presented within its original glazed good quality wood frame Signed and dated 1948 lower right,inscribed on the re...
£425
Roger Bradbury Antiques
REGINALD EASTON (1807-1893)
Victorian portrait miniatures of Mrs. R.J. Maxwell and Miss R.T. Maxwell, waterc...
Mrs. Maxwell portrait set in the original ormolu frame with pierced scrolling border, the reverse stamped M 165 and a further stamp F/E.. Miss Maxw...
£7,000
Ellison Fine Art
RICHARD COSWAY (1742-1821)
An 18th century portrait miniature of an unknown gentleman, watercolour on ivory
In the original gold frame, the reverse with locks of hair tied with gold wire in the shape of a feather within gold mount and blue glass border ...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
An 18th century portrait miniature believed to be King George III, watercolour ...
Set in silver frame Engleheart was a pupil of Joshua Reynolds. He exhibited at the R.A 1773-1822. His works fall into 3 phases, this being an ...
£3,500
Ellison Fine Art
MICHAEL THEWENETI
A Regency portrait miniature of a young Lady holding some sheet music with lyre,...
wearing a white dress, a purple shawl over her right shoulder holding a lyre, landscape background In the original gilded frame According to ...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
A portrait miniature of an unknown gentleman, watercolour on ivory
wearing brown coat, white waistcoat and tied stock set in the original gold frame with blue and white enamel border with gold motif, the blue glas...
£5,500
Ellison Fine Art
CHARLES JAGGER (c.1770-1827)
A portrait miniature of General Sir Robert Blair (1754/5-1837) K.C.B., H.E.I.C....
He wears the breast star and neck badge of the Knight of the Bath The reverse with sitter's details, in ornate square frame Blair arrived in In...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
ADAM BUCK (1759-1833)
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman
in gold coloured frame, the reverse with locks of hair on silk background Becoming an accomplished miniaturist in the 1780s whilst still in Ir...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE PLACE (c.1760-1810)
A portrait miniature of Miss Elizabeth Keppel (died 1821) later Mrs Thomas Meyr...
Gold frame, tortoiseshell reverse with old exhibition label and collector label of 1884 Miss Keppel was the illegitimate daughter and co-heire...
£2,800
Ellison Fine Art
JOSEPH SAUNDERS
A late 18th century portrait miniature of Jane Francis Webber
A fabulous portrait of Jane Francis Webber (1770-1824) the , wife of William Webber, aged 16 years. inscribed in full on the reverse "Jane Fran...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
EDWARD MILES (1752-1828)
An 18th century unfinished portrait miniature of a Lady
Set in the original gold frame within blue glass border, the reverse glazed to reveal exhibition label of the Burlington Fine Arts Club, where it w...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
LAURENCE HILLIARD (1582-1648)
A portrait miniature of a courtier, painted on vellum, circa 1605
the blue background with gold border, set in the lid of a box Laurence, the son of the limner Nicholas Hillard, began his apprenticeship circa ...
£18,000
Ellison Fine Art
PETER OLIVER (c.1594-1647)
A portrait miniature of Lady Sarah Hastings (nee Harrington) (1566-1629) in mou...
Set in turned pear wood frame Sarah Harington was the daughter of Sir James Harington and Lucy Sydney. She married, aged 20 in 1586,Francis Ha...
£12,000
Ellison Fine Art
PENELOPE CARWARDINE (c.1730-c.1800)
A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
wearing gold trimmed lilac coat and orange waistcoat, white cravat and powdered hair en queue. et in gold mount with possibly later filigree scrol...
£450
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1752-1829)
A Georgian portrait miniature of W. Williams, a button maker, painted in waterc...
set in gilt-metal frame with inscription verso reading My dear wife's grandfather, W. Williams. G.R" Mr. Williams was clearly a wealthy individ...
£2,200
Ellison Fine Art
JEREMIAH MEYER (1735-1789)
A dashing portrait of unknown officer
wearing scarlet coat with green facings, silver lace and epaulettes, powdered hair en queue Set in the original gold frame with white enamel bord...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
RICHARD COSWAY (1742-1821)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman wearing a plum coloured coat w...
in gilt-metal frame with split pearl border within blue enamel mount set with gold sprays
£5,500
Ellison Fine Art
HENRY COLLEN (1798-1872)
A portrait miniature of John FitzGibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare KP GCH PC (10 July 17...
in square gilt frame, the reverse inscribed Earl of Clare's Picture/ Lady Isabella Fitzgibbon. John was the son of John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of...
£2,000
Ellison Fine Art
SIR WILLIAM CHARLES ROSS R.A. (1794-1860)
A portrait miniature of a Lady in red dress
William Charles Ross was the son of William Ross, a miniature-painter and teacher of drawing, who exhibited at the RA from 1809 to 1825. His mothe...
£2,500
Ellison Fine Art
A portrait miniature of His Royal Highness William Frederick, The 2nd Duke of Gl...
Wearing undress uniform with the Star of the Garter Set in a gold frame, the reverse with locks of brown plaited hair within gold mount studded wi...
£6,000
Ellison Fine Art
JEAN ANDRE ROUQUET (1701-1758)
A pretty portrait of a Lady
set in a gold frame She wears a low cut pink lined blue dress with pearls on the sleeves and at her corsage, further pearls and a posy of flowers...
£3,200
Ellison Fine Art