Lot 264


Portrait miniature of a lady wearing a white dress with a red shawl
on ivory (ref. 8M7WFFVF)
9 x 7.5cm
in a gilt metal frame
with a print of an old label detailed 'Painted by Miss Biffin without hands Boulogne 1822' with Bonhams old lot number '193' taped to it

Sale, Bonhams, 21st November 1996, lot 193, where acquired by the present owner;
Private collection, UK

Sarah Biffin was an English painter born with no arms and only vestigial legs.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Hammer price: £6,000
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Condition report
Small vertical white line visible to left of neck in background.
Very small spot of paint loss to lower right on blue of chair.
Two very small white spots upper left corner.
Otherwise appears overall generally good condition.

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