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SARAH BIFFIN, LATER MRS WRIGHT | SELF-PORTRAIT BEFORE HER EASEL, CIRCA 1821

VAT reduced rateRestricted Species

Estimate:

1,200

to
- 1,800 GBP

SARAH BIFFIN, LATER MRS WRIGHT | SELF-PORTRAIT BEFORE HER EASEL, CIRCA 1821

SARAH BIFFIN, LATER MRS WRIGHT | SELF-PORTRAIT BEFORE HER EASEL, CIRCA 1821

Estimate:

1,200

to
- 1,800 GBP

Lot sold:

137,500

GBP

SARAH BIFFIN, LATER MRS WRIGHT

Quantoxhead 1784 - Liverpool 1850

SELF-PORTRAIT BEFORE HER EASEL, CIRCA 1821


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-wood frame

124 by 103 mm.

There is a crack, 6mm from the left side, running 2.5cm to the left edge. Evidence of some colour fading.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 June 1986, lot 225

This miniature by Sarah Biffin is a variant of a self-portrait which was engraved by R.W. Sievier and published in London in June 1821 and dedicated by the artist to Princess Augusta.