Dressed for the Ball

Dated 1852


This jewellery-sized portrait portrays a pretty young lady with blue eyes and blushing cheeks named Miss Highat. She is wearing a white off-the-shoulder dress edged with lace and with a pink ribbon bow on the corsage. Her dark hair is swept back with long ringlets framing her face.

The portrait is set in a gilt metal frame that is engraved on the reverse ‘M.E. Highat / 1852’.

Item Ref. W181

Size: 42 x 33mm

Provenance: Bonhams Oct. 2000 catalogued as painted by Charles Foot Tayler

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