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ANNIE DIXON
A set of 19th century portrait miniatures of the Browne family of Stainsby, incl...
all set into red leather travelling cases with gilt-metal mounts Mr. G.H. Browne was the proprietor of the Princes Theatre, Manchester, he died ...
£5,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN SMART (1741-1811)
A superb portrait of a Major General of the HEIC
A superb portrait of a Major General of the HEIC Set in the original gold frame, the reverse with aperture to reveal gold monogram JB on plaited h...
£15,000
Ellison Fine Art
18th century portrait miniature of Eleanor Sutton, aged 5, painted in watercolou...
wearing a white bonnet tied with blue ribbons and white dress with matching blue ribbon around her waist set in diamond frame, the reverse engrave...
£13,000
Ellison Fine Art
Swiss Gold Portrait Miniature C.1800 attributed Anton Graff.
Antique Portrait Miniature original bevelled crystal, Swiss, C.1800, attrib Anton Graff, depicting a boy with pull toy and orange tree, foliate gol...
US$2,850
Louis Wine, Ltd.
A bespoke pair of miniature display frames
Of rectangular shape with gilded borders, the backing with mustard coloured velvet backing, set with hooks for hanging up to 17 miniature portraits...
£700
Ellison Fine Art
MRS ANNE MEE (c.1770-1851)
An early 19th century portrait miniature of Princess Charlotte (1796-1817) resti...
in shaped red velvet frame with gilt-metal inner border surmounted by a royal crown. The book Charlotte is resting upon is inscribed Beethoven, ...
£3,300
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM DOUGLAS (1780-1832)
Regency portrait miniature of Captain Thomas Henry Duthie in the uniform of the...
scarlet coatee with silver wings, yellow facings and tartan plaid sash, a citrine set dirk at his waist Signed dated and inscribed on reverse 13 H...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ZINCKE (c.1683-c.1767)
Early 18th century enamel portrait miniature of a lady wearing pink dress
set in the original gold mount This is a particularly attractive example by the German born enameller who in 1706 he came to London to work at ...
£3,000
Ellison Fine Art
ARTHUR DEVIS (1711-1787)
A rare Mid 18th century portrait miniature of John Tennant (1722-90)
in a gold frame, the reverse engraved with the Tennant coat of Arms John Tennant, second son of John Tennant of Chapel House, Yorkshire, was ba...
£7,000
Ellison Fine Art
FREDERICK HARDING
'From Life' portrait miniature of Field Marshall, 1st Duke of Wellington waterco...
This is undoubtedly one of the last "from life" portraits ever.
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
EDWARD ROBERT HUGHES RWS (1851-1914)
Edwardian portrait miniature of William Holman Hunt O.M. (1827-1910), full-face,...
silver frame with pierced scrollwork, set with zircon, rubies, diamonds, foiled green beryl and foiled topaz, engraved on reverse W. Holman Hunt O....
£22,000
Ellison Fine Art
GEORGE FREEMAN (1787-1868)
19th century portrait miniature of Queen Victoria (1841-1841), aged 22, in white...
Queen Victoria in white dress with blue sash , 1841-1841 Freeman was born in Conneticut and largely self taught, by 19 he was supporting himself...
£3,200
Ellison Fine Art
An enamel portrait miniature brooch of Queen Victoria
in decorative gold frame Depicting Queen Victoria from a popular print of her dressed in State robes from around the time.of the Queen's accessi...
£1,300
Ellison Fine Art
GAETANO MANINI (1730-c.1790)
An enamel portrait miniature of Frederick Louis Prince of Wales (1707-51)
Set in a gilt metal mount This enamel compares well with a signed and dated enamel of the Prince of Wales in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (cf. R...
£3,000
Ellison Fine Art
CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ZINCKE (c.1683-c.1767)
Early 18th century portrait miniature of Isaac Borrow of Derby, twice Mayor of ...
gilt-metal frame, the reverse engraved with the arms of Borrow impaling BurtonIsaac Borrow The Borrow family had long been established at Gotha...
£2,400
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM ESSEX (1784-1869)
19th Century portrait miniature of David Garrick (1717-1779), painted in enamel...
Set in silver metal ornamented frame The enamel is after R.E Pine's portrait of Garrick, now in the National Portrait Gallery Garrick was on...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN HASLEM (1808-1884)
Victorian enamel portrait of Lady Henrietta Fermor
Henrietta married Thomas Wedderburn-Ogilvy (born 1814) of Perthshire, Scotland. Their marriage was in 1856, six years after this portrait was paint...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
RICHARD GIBSON (1615-1690)
17th century portrait miniature of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637-1671)
The miniature was painted by Richard Gibson, and the setting has been described by Diana Scarisbrick as characteristic of the Restoration period (s...
£9,000
Ellison Fine Art
Walter Harrowing Large Original Oil Painting Horse Portrait
‘Bay Horse in a stable interior’ Walter Harrowing - 1844-1904 A fine example by this well known artist who specialised mainly in horses, bu...
£2,850
Roger Bradbury Antiques
JEAN ETIENNE LIOTARD (1702-1789)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, painted in enamel
Wearing raspberry coat over gold embroidered green waistcoat, his hair en queue in original gold frame Liotard first worked in Rome, Naples and...
£4,200
Ellison Fine Art
GERVASE SPENCER (died 1763)
18th century portrait miniature of a lady dressed in yellow, painted in enamel o...
To create enamel miniatures, powdered glass and metal oxides are mixed with oil to make a paste, which is then painted colour by colour onto a meta...
£3,000
Ellison Fine Art
GERVASE SPENCER (died 1763)
Georgian portrait miniature of a nobleman, watercolour on ivory
wearing blue coat with elaborate silver frogging, a pink waistcoat trimmed with lace and a heart shaped cravat pin, holding a black tricorn hat un...
£3,800
Ellison Fine Art
BESS NORRISS TAIT RWS, RMS (1878-1939)
Edward miniature portrait of a lady in large blue hat adorned with ostrich feath...
in silver gilt frame Bess Norriss Tait (1879-1939), was born in Melbourne and studied under Frederick McCubbin and Bernard Hall at the National ...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
GERTRUDE MASSEY (1868-1957)
Edwardian portrait miniature of boy in white shirt with blue ribbon necktie)
set in a silver frame set with pearl border and pearl hanger Miniature paintings of children then dogs became the speciality of Gertrude. Her ...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
MRS ANNE MEE (c.1770-1851)
Miniature portrait of the Hon Henry Edward John Howard, afterwards Dean of Lichf...
Henry, the son of Frederick 5th Earl of Carlisle KG. PC, was born at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, In 1820 he was ordained deacon and priest, and in ...
£2,950
Ellison Fine Art
PETER PAILLOU (1757-1832)
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 This is a particularly fine example ...
£6,800
Ellison Fine Art
JAMES NIXON ARA (c.1741-1812)
Late 18th Century portrait of a lady possibly Mary Wordsworth, Lady Kent (1751-1...
, gold frame, the reverse with dark brown plaited hair The portrait bears a strong resemblance to the portrait of Mary Worsdworth, Lady Kent pai...
£8,000
Ellison Fine Art
NICHOLAS DIXON (c.1645-c.1708)
A 17th century portrait miniature of Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on ve...
, painted on vellum, in later gilt-metal frame the reverse erroneously inscribed Judge Jeffreys There is another version of this portrait by Di...
£10,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN HOSKINS (c.1595-1665)
17th century miniature portrait of Henry Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Alnwick (died...
Henry was the son of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, as a courtier he was fortunate in that he obtained great influence with Queen Henriet...
£23,000
Ellison Fine Art
BERNARD LENS (1682-1740)
An 18th century portrait miniature of Montague Garrard Drake of Shardiloes (1642...
Montague was the son of Montague Drake, M.P., of Shardeloes by Jane, daughter and heir of Sir John Garrard, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Lamer, Herts. He mar...
£4,800
Ellison Fine Art
MATTHEW SNELLING (1621-1678)
17th Century portrait miniature of lady from the court
wearing brown dress with white underslip, a large jewelled drop pearl suspsended from black ribbon at her corsage, pearl necklace, earrings and str...
£14,000
Ellison Fine Art
JEREMIAH MEYER (1735-1789)
18th Century Portrait miniature of Mary Colvill
wearing pink dress with white lace collar and pearl at her shoulder, her hair upswept. The present lot is a rare example of Meyer's work, painte...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art
SIMON JACQUES ROCHARD (1788-1872)
Napoleonic portrait miniature of Arthur Wellesley,1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1...
wearing a red coat with gold embroidered collar, gold epaulette and lacing, wearing the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the blue moire sas...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
An early 19th century portrait miniature of Louisa Plimer (1801-1864) later Mrs....
wearing a lace bordered sprigged white dress, pearl bordered brooch at corsage and blue stole and fur-bordered brown shawl Louisa, eldest daught...
£8,000
Ellison Fine Art
Antique Miniature on Ivory
Miniature watercolour on Ivory of young woman set in an enamel and gold frame. On the reverse is a pen and ink drawing showing a cherub holding a p...
£750
Sally Turner Antiques
JOHN HALL (1739-1797)
An 18th century self portrait painted in enamel on copper
Standing three quarter length in front of a classical column, holding an artist's paint palette and brushes, wearing fashionable Van Dyck costume o...
£6,500
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM ESSEX (1784-1869)
Enamel portrait miniature of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), after William Fowler
Queen Victoria is wearing a diadem that belonged to Queen Adelaide, the wife of her uncle, King William IV. The ribbon and the star of the Garter a...
£4,000
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN BARRY
A fine portrait miniature of a young Lady probably an actress
A fine portrait of Lady with powdered hair, wearing a white dress with blue ribboned waistband and fine lace veil decorated with gold spots In go...
£3,300
Ellison Fine Art
LEWIS VASLET
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman, painted on ivory
Vaslet was an English portrait painter. His most common works were small or miniature oval pastels in the style of the Irish painter Hugh Douglas H...
£400
Ellison Fine Art
HORACE HONE A.R.A (1754-1825)
18th Century portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman, painted on ivory
In gilt-metal mount Horace Hone entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1770, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1772 and being elected ARA in 17...
£650
Ellison Fine Art
A DOUBLE SIDED PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF AN OFFICER AND HIS WIFE, LATE 18TH CENTURY,...
He wears scarlet uniform with yellow facings, silver buttons and silver epaulette: she wears a white dress trimmed with blue ribbon set in the ori...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
A double sided portrait miniature of an Officer and his wife, late 18th century,...
He wears scarlet uniform with yellow facings, silver buttons and silver epaulette: she wears a white dress trimmed with blue ribbon set in the ori...
£1,200
Ellison Fine Art
ALEXANDER GALLAWAY
A late 18th century posthumous portrait miniature of Lieutenant Richard Webb (17...
Lieutenant Richard Webb (1755-1779) wearing scarlet coat with blue facings and gold epaulette, white sword belt with gold plate Signed with initia...
£3,600
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...
£700
Ellison Fine Art
HORACE HONE A.R.A (1754-1825)
An 18th century portrait miniature of a Lady painted on ivory
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1788 Hone moved from London to Dublin in 1782 when he amassed a large and distinguished clientele....
£2,200
Ellison Fine Art
WILLIAM BATE R.A (c.1759-c.1845)
18th Century Portrait Miniature of John Bacon, painted on ivory, after Mason Cha...
John Bacon looking upwards in a contemplative manner, in black coat, white cravat and stock, his powdered hair en queue set in the original gold f...
£1,000
Ellison Fine Art
ANDREW PLIMER (1763-1837)
18th Century Portrait Miniature of General Foot, in lilac coat, painted on ivory...
A dashing portrait of General Foot wearing a lilac coloured coat with black collar, white tied cravat Set in the original gold frame with split pe...
£3,500
Ellison Fine Art
JOHN WRIGHT (died 1808)
Early 19th Century Portrait Miniature of Eliza Pilgrim, painted on ivory
Eliza Pilgrim with brown hair wearing white dress In gilt-metal frame with seed pearl border, Glazed reverse. Wright painted miniatures of ...
£1,800
Ellison Fine Art