American Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman Called Mr. Bordley of Virginia
Initialed On Reverse,
The gentleman is facing left in a gray coat with ruffled shirt, his hair en queue. The small oval miniature is set in a gold frame with a central aparture on the reverse containing woven hair and the gold initials JCB?
Dimensions: 1 3/4 inches x 1 3/8 inches wide
Provenance: Susan Burrows Swan Collection;
Augustus Decorative Arts, Limited, (Elle Shushan);
Jeannette B. Stern Whitebook Collection. (An enthusiastic collector, lecturer, and writer on miniatures, Mrs. Whitebook assembled an engaging and diverse collection of American and European miniatures- a group of miniatures from this collection are on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)
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