London 1741 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame;
signed with the artist's initials lower left: J.S. 1775
50 by 40 mm.
Some of the more delicate pigments haved faded in this miniature.
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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 November 2000, lot 3