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Three (3) watercolor Portrait Miniatures of women including Lady Jane Grey. 1st item: Manner of Nigel Largilliere (French, 1656-1746), miniature portrait of Lady Jane Grey after a circa 1660 engraved portrait by Willem de Passe. The short-lived English Queen (born c. 1537, executed 1554) is depicted wearing a headband, jewels and a rose dress with ermine-edged blue cloak. Signed "N. Largilliere" lower left. Housed in a burlwood veneer frame. Sight – 3 1/4" H x 2 1/2" W. Framed- 5" H x 4 1/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 2nd item: Portrait of a dark haired beauty in Victorian dress, her brunette hair tied in a pink ribbon. Signed "M. Rein" at right edge with illegible writing lower left. Housed in an oval bronze frame with ribbon ornament at top. Sight – 3" H x 2 1/2" W. Overall – 4 1/2" H x 3" W. Probably Continental, mid 19th century. 3rd item: Continental school, portrait miniature of a woman in 18th century style dress with blue feathered hat and blue dress with white collar and peach bow, wearing pearls and a powdered wig. Signed lower right "Latour." Housed in a Rococo style gilt metal frame with velvet mat. Late 19th/early 20th century. Sight – 2 3/8" dia. Framed – 5 1/2" H x 4 3/8" W. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Scratch or faint hairline lower right near corner of portrait. Frame – some separation at joints and small veneer chips, mostly at upper and lower edges. 2nd item: Portrait – Couple of very faint hairlines lower center. Pins holding portrait and glass to frame are missing. Chip (1/4" x 1/8") to glass along frame edge in top left quadrant. 3rd item: A few scattered tiny dark spots to background, overall excellent condition.