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Two Unknown Ladies
  • After Jean-Urbain Guérin (1761 - 1836)
  • Two Unknown Ladies
  • France
  • c. 1790
  • Miniature
  • Painted on ivory
  • Image size: 8.1 x 6.7 cm
    Frame size: 11.4 x 10 cm
    Overall size: 12.2 x 10 cm, with hook
  • Inscription: 'hall' False
  • M179
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Commentary
Further Reading
  • This portrait of two women is inspired by the 'Pompeiian' style of Jean-Urbain Guérin, which involved casting the sitters in profile against a dark background (the artist referred to this as 'en camée’). The present portrait closely resembles Guérin’s double portrait of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Lady Foster (M177), which was much imitated by later generations of artists.