Portrait of a Woman, called Mrs. Close

Watercolor on ivory in an ormolu frame | 8.9 x 7.5cm | 1786

Horace Hone

The sitter of this portrait has been called "Mrs. Close" at least from 1929, when Edward Greene purchased the miniature from the dealer Leo Schidlof. The reason for this identification is, however, unknown, as there is no inscribed reference to Mrs. ...
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