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Lot 0913
American/Continental School
(First/Second Quarter 19th Century)

Five Portrait Miniatures of Children

each watercolor and gouache
including "Profile of Elizabeth Neville Bowerman (b. 1809) of Baltimore, Maryland"; "Girl Holding Flower in Landscape", verso with cobalt glass and pearl surround centering a locket of hair; "Infant with Red and White Lace Sash", frame backing inscribed "Cui-cui"; "Girl in Purple Chiffon Dress"; and "Girl in Pale Blue Dress with Blue Plaid Belt".
The first three glazed in rolled gold-plated oval frames, overall 3-5/8" x 2-5/8", 3-5/8" x 2-5/8" and 2-3/4" x 2", respectively.
The last two in brass surrounds mounted in ebonized frames, surrounds dia. 2-1/2" and 2-3/4", overall 5" x 4-3/4" and 5-1/4" x 5", respectively.
All five together in a glass and wood presentation case, 12" x 18".

Provenance: Bowerman portrait, the sitter's son General Richard Neville Bowerman (1831-1920), Maryland; thence by descent.
All five portraits, Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.

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American/Continental School (First Half, 19th C.)

Sun, Jul 29, 2018 3:00 PM GMT
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