Portrait miniature of a lady wearing a purple dress and holding a dog
signed and dated 'J Reily 1764' (lower left)
watercolour heightened with white
4.5 x 3.8cm
in a gilt metal frame
Purchased from The City Antique Company on 1st April 1966 for £135
Private collection, UK
|Estimate:||£600 - £800|
A little minor rubbing and losses to the extreme edges.
Surface appears fairly flat.
The surround around the frame has a crack to upper left, minor abrasions and scratches and minor dinks to the back.
Most likely painted on ivory.