A portrait miniature of a Lady wearing large black hat

Artist/Maker RICHARD CROSSE (1742-1810)
Dimensions 6.50cm high   
Description She wears a white dress trimmed with blue ribbon, black ribbon choker and large black plumed and ribboned hat, her hair powdered
Set in a gilt-metal frame, the reverse glazed to reveal brown silk

It has not been possible to establish the identity of the sitter but the large plumed black hat and rich clothes suggests she is clearly a fashionable and noble lady
Provenance Sotheby's 9th November 1944
M. Papier Collection Number 144
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Good
Ref No. 5269
Price £3500.00
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