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Miniatures, Small Portraits and Historical Engravings

Daniel Goodard previews the single owner collection of miniatures, small portraits and historical engravings that is being offered as part of the Books, Maps and Prints Auction on 21st September 2016 in Exeter.

English School Circa 1826 - A Portrait of Edward Prior (b 1800) (BK16/48).

English School Circa 1826 - A Portrait of Edward Prior (b 1800) (BK16/48).

Just under 100 lots of miniatures, small portraits and historical engravings from a single owner collection make-up the first part of the Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints Sale on Wednesday, 21st September 2016.

There is a full-length small watercolour portrait of the young Turkish boy, Mustapha Ali (BK16/47), which has a strong attribution to Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1683). This image is the frontispiece to the 5th Earl of Harrington's book entitled Greece 1823-1824, A Series of Letters and Documents on the Greek Revolution.

The strength of the collection is 19th Century portraiture and a good example is a pair of three-quarter length portraits (BK16/67) by Firmin Salabert of a husband and wife, which is estimated at £100-£150.

Another good example by Rossi is a half-length portrait of a young lady (BK16/45) that is estimated at £30-£50.

The watercolour Mustapha Ali (BK16/47) attributed to Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863) carries
        a pre-sale estimate of £400-£600.

The watercolour Mustapha Ali (BK16/47) attributed to Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863) carries a pre-sale estimate of £400-£600.

A portrait of a young man and a companion portrait of a young lady (BK16/67) by Firmin Salabert (1811-1895).

A portrait of a young man and a companion portrait of a young lady (BK16/67) by Firmin Salabert (1811-1895).

A Portrait of a Young Lady (BK16/45) by Rossi (Early 19th Century).

A Portrait of a Young Lady (BK16/45) by Rossi (Early 19th Century).

There are also miniature copies of important historical portraits including Nelson (after Lemuel Francis Abbot), together with Napoleon and one other high ranking French officer (BK16/30), with an estimate of £80-£120

A group of four 19th Century small portraits of young men (BK16/48) with an estimate of £150-£200 and a group of four miniature portraits of young ladies (BK16/22), estimated at £120-£180, is also being offered in the auction.

There is a very collectable miniature portrait of a black collie dog called Dicky (BK16/21) together with small a portrait of a Labrador dog called Miller with an estimate of £30-£50.

Keeping with the pet theme, there is a miniature of a young lady with a pet parrot (BK16/20), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £30-£50.

The sale starts at 10am on Wednesday, 21st September 2016.

A portrait of Horatio Nelson after Lemuel Francis Abbot together with another of Napolean and a French Officer (BK16/30).

A portrait of Horatio Nelson after Lemuel Francis Abbot together with another of Napolean and a French Officer (BK16/30).

English School, Early 20th Century: A miniature portrait of a black Collie dog called Dicky (BK16/21).

English School, Early 20th Century: A miniature portrait of a black Collie dog called Dicky (BK16/21).

English School, Early 19th Century: A miniature portrait of a Young Lady, half-length standing, with a Green Parrot on Her Hand (BK16/20).

English School, Early 19th Century: A miniature portrait of a Young Lady, half-length standing, with a Green Parrot on Her Hand (BK16/20).

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