Three (3) Female Miniature Portraits, including Lady Blount. 1st item: Watercolor portrait miniature of a woman in 18th century dress with dark upswept hair and band at neck. Inscription en verso: "Hon. — Blount". Rectangular ebonized frame with gold colored metal rabbet edge and brass thistle hanger. Sight – 3" H x 2" W. Framed – 5" H x 4" W. 2nd and 3rd items: Two (2) Continental School miniature watercolor portraits in nearly identical bronze color metal filigree frames, one of a woman in 18th century dress with powdered wig and feathered hat, signed "Vernet" lower right, the other a woman with braided dark hair and pink cloak wearing a jeweled headband and necklace, illegibly signed lower right "S K –". Sight – 3 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. Framed – 5 1/2" H x 4 1/8" W. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Excellent condition. 2nd item (woman in hat): Hairline extending from lower left edge to subject's hair. 3rd item (woman with braids): Painting has shifted in frame and shows edge abrasions. Another spot of edge abrasion lower left side. Some cloudiness upper left.
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