A rare portrait miniature ring by the leading 18th century miniature painter, John Smart [circa 1741 -1811]. Smart is renowned for his delicacy of execution and exquisite colouring and examples of his work are in museums across the world. This portrait is of Philadelphia Austen [1730 -1792], elder sister of the Reverend George Austen and aunt of Jane Austen, renowned author.
1859 Portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) - The Queen is wearing the Robes of State, the circlet, and the earrings and necklace made by Garrard’s, the royal jewellers in 1858, the year before this was painted.
Leopold I, Grand-duke of Tuscany (1747-92) (later Leopold II, Emperor of Austria, 1790-92) with his wife Maria Ludovica and their children including Franz (later Emperor Franz II), 1776 45:Leopold II of Austria (1747-92): with his wife Maria Ludovica and their children, 1776