October 23, 2021 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


China Trade Portraits, Gunning Sisters

(18th/19th century)

After Francis Cotes (British,  1726-1770), two reverse painted portraits and one reverse applied print of Elizabeth (née Gunning), Duchess of Hamilton and Maria Gunning, reverse painting on glass, sight 14 x 10 in.; original matching painted and parcel gilt wood frames, 18-1/4 x 14-1/4 in.; British print source for the portrait in reverse applied to glass titled Elizabeth, Duchess of Hamilton Brandon, sight 17-5/8 x 13-5/8 in.; parcel black painted and gilt wood frame, 17-3/4 x 13-1/2 in.

Provenance:Estate of Virginia B. Story, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, purchased at auction, February 26, 1971, lot no. 64


some lifting on all, "Elizabeth" with crackle and cupping; frames with wear commensurate with age

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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