19th-Century Portrait Of A Lady With A Leda & The Swan Cameo Brooch

19th-Century Portrait Of A Lady With A Leda & The Swan Cameo Brooch

A charming mid-19th-century portrait of a lady wearing a black dress with lace collar and cuffs. She’s also wearing a beautiful cameo brooch depicting Leda and the Swan along with a long gold chain.

An inscription on the reverse refers to Mary Hothersall (1834-1905) who was born at ‘around 6 o’clock on the 20th of October 1834’ but we’ve been unable to track down any information about her from the census.

The portrait is housed within a later frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 32½” x 40” / 82cm x 101cm
Year of creation: c. 1860
Provenance: England
Condition: Some minor paint loss and scratching but overall very presentable.

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