Douglas, William - portrait of a nude

This miniature portrait is an unusual work by William Douglas (1780-1832) who worked in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It does not look like a copy of an old master painting, but there is no way of telling whether it was painted from life.

It is also quite large for an ivory portrait at 6.25 inches x 4.0 inches (160 mm x 100 mm).

The preliminary sketch for the portrait, signed by William Douglas, is also in the collection. 11

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