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Two (2) miniature portraits. 1st item: American or British School, mid-19th century miniature watercolor portrait of a gentleman, believed to be James Dunlop. The dark haired, grey-eyed subject is depicted in a black coat and tie, seated before a red drape and column. Later beige velvet mat and giltwood frame. Framed: 8 5/8" H x 7 3/8" W. Sight: 4 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W. Circa 1850. 2nd item: Miniature portrait of a little girl with golden hair and blue eyes, housed under glass in a Neoclassical style gilt metal round frame, affixed to a beige silk mat enclosed in a circular faux wood frame. Framed: 6 1/8" dia. Sight: 1 1/4" dia. Early 20th century. Both items with framing labels for Buchanan and Kiguel of Richmond, Charlottesville, and Orange, Virginia. Property of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sold to Benefit Future Acquisitions. CONDITION: 1st item: Painting is adhered to a backing board and has a full vertical split down the left side; face not affected. Several scattered miniscule flakes to sideburns, coat and drape. 2nd item: Small frame is loose on mat.Tiny smudge on subject's jaw. Small smudge or possible letter at lower right edge.