4 miniature portraits, late 19th to early 20th centuries. 1st and 2nd items: Pair of miniature watercolor portraits of President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington, circa 1876. Each in a filigree gilt metal frame with attached stand. George Washington miniature signed lower right, "Muilles" (sp?). Martha Washington retains old silk backing. 3" x 2 1/4" portraits, 4" x 3 1/4" framed. 3rd item: Miniature watercolor portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, after the original painting by Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun (French, 1755-1842). Signed Dupre lower right, possibly Jean-Baptiste Pierre Dupre (French, 1843-ca. 1915). 3 1/8" x 2 3/8" sight, 4 1/4" x 7/8" in gilt metal frame with ribbon style loop handle at top and stand en verso. 4th item: Miniature watercolor portrait of a woman in 18th century style dress and upswept hair style, possibly Marie Antoinette. Signed illegibly lower right. Housed in a gilt metal filigree frame with applied seed pearls. Intertwined gilt cypher en verso under glass. Overall – 4" x 3 1/8". Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: All items very good condition with light wear and oxidation to frames and backing.
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