A fine and well-provenanced miniature of Catherine Inglis in a white dress with a wide frilled collar and a pale blue bodice, her curled and powdered hair falling over her shoulders and decorated with blue ribbon.
Gold frame glazed reverse to reveal plaited light brown hair and engraved around the edge ‘Catherine Inglis Painted in 1790 in her 31st Year’.
Item Ref. 5445
Size: 45 x 31mm
Provenance: Sotheby's 1980 ; Bonhams, Albion Collection 2004
Exhibited: Holburne Museum 1999 ; Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2000-2003
Literature: George Engleheart 1750-1829 by G. C. Williamson p. 102 ; Secret Passion to Noble Fashion by A. Sumner & R. Walker, 1999 no. 52