Unknown - portrati of young girl c.1800-10

This miniature of a young girl is believed to be American for several reasons, firstly as the reverse is solid metal and is engraved in large letters HTG, so perhaps her first name was Harriet. Solid backs on miniatures of this size, are occasionally met with in America, but practically never on British miniatures, it being 71mm by 58mm.

Although it is a very similar pose to works by William Verstile (1755-1803) or Lawrence Sully (1769-1804), it is possibly too late for either of them. ds 1502

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