Saturday, March 28, 2009

17th Century Miniatures

c.1695 Peter Cross. Signed.
Anne Finch, Duchess of Winchelsea.

1687 Jacques Antoine Arlaud. Signed and Dated.
Louis, Grand Dauphin of France.

c.1685 Susan Penelope Ross. Signed. Henry Paget.

c.1675 Nicholas Dixon. Signed. Lady of the Compton Family.

c.1670 Mary Beale. Nell Gwynne

c.1665 Franciscek Smiadecki. Unknown Gentleman

c.1660 Thomas Flatman. Signed. Unknown gentleman.

c.1660 Thomas Flatman. Thomas Bransby.

c.1658 Jean Petitot. Charles as P.O.W. (later CharlesII)

1654 John Hoskins. Signed and dated. Unknown Gentleman.

1652 Samuel Cooper. Signed and dated. Bridget Cromwell.

1651 John Hoskins. Signed and dated. Mary Cromwell.

Back of original frame of Samuel Cooper miniature

1651 Samuel Cooper. Signed and dated. Possibly Richard Cromwell.*

C.1640 John Hoskins. Signed. King Charles I.*

c.1640 Samuel Cooper. Signed. Philip Herbert.

1647 Cornelius Johnson. Baroness Lucy Pelham, nee Sidney.

c.1647 Cornelius Johnson. Lady Dorothy Sidney .

c.1640 Cornelius Johnson. Unknown young Soldier.

1639 Alexander Cooper. Gentleman of the Spottiswoode Family.

c.1638 Jean Petitot. Charles I.

c.1635 John Hoskins. Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke.

c.1625 John Hoskins. Sir John Spottiswoode.
Archbishop and Lord High Chancellor of Scotland

c.1637 Peter Oliver. Unknown gentleman.

c.1615 Isaac Oliver. Unknown Lady of the Court. signed

1614 Nicholas Hilliard. Sir Robert Devereux.

* Miniatures acquired after publication of Collection catalogue. 

15th and 16th Century Miniatures

1495 Detail from Illuminated Manuscript by Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse.
Mary Magdalen.

1588 Nicholas Hilliard. Unknown lady of the Howard Family.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


On the following pages, we shall be posting images of an unique private collection of British and Continental miniatures from 16thC to 21stC, all by famous artists and many of them signed.

11 th. November 2009

We recently received an email thanking us for listing our collection. This was our reply.

'thank you very much for your kind email, and we are glad that you are enjoying the images of our collection. We are still adding images for the later miniatures. We shall be publishing the book of our collection early next year, which will include even better photographs, showing all the brushstrokes and signatures etc. as well as some new information about certain artists. It is hoped that people will exchange information and opinions through the Portrait Miniature Club that we are in the process of forming, which will be free to any interested party. Thank you again for taking the trouble to write to us. Best wishes. Portrait Miniature Club'

Anyone wishing to receive further updates on the book availability and the formation of the club please register your interest by email. Please note your email address will not be given to any third party.The club is a non profit organisation and any advice or information given by the club is free of charge and is without any liability or guarantee.

ps. Thank you to everyone for your kind comments on this blog