Unknown - portrait of a lady wearing a bonnet
Miniatures by unattributed artists or of unidentified sitters tend to be outside the scope of the collection, unless they are particularly interesting.
This one falls into that category as it is well painted, with clear striking facial features, and illustrates well the costume of the late 18C.
The lady has a high bonnet with a blue ribbon. At the bottom right the flowered pattern of her dress can be seen.
The miniature is thought to be British, although there is a possibility it could be American.
It is also quite large for a miniature of that date being 110 mm by 75 mm and it is hoped that it can be attributed to an artist in due course.
The sitter is unknown. 1258
Posted by Don Shelton at 5:30 PM