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. Sight – 4 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W. Framed – 8 5/8" H x 7 3/8" 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. Sight – 1 1/4" dia. Framed – 6 1/8" dia. Early 20th century. Both items with framing labels for Buchanan and Kiguel of Richmond, Charlottesville, and Orange, Virginia. Provenance: 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.
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