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A portrait miniature of a Lady

5 cm (1 1/1")
wearing a dress with wide bobbin lace collar, crimson ribbon rosette at corsage
oil on copper signed and dated CsJ 1620 (lower right), in turned ivory case (lid missing), the base inset with reeded oval ebonised horn mount

There are two signed miniatures by Johnson in the Musuem Briner und Kern, Winterthur (see Bodo Hofstetter, Die Welt der Bildinsminiatur, Meiterwerke aus der Sammlung Emil S. Kern, Bern , 2008, p.67, illustrated in colour, figs 34 7 35)
For an account of Johnson see K. Hearn, The English career of Cornelius Johnson, in J. Roding et al (ed) The English Venture: Dutch and Flemish Artist in Britain 1550-1800, Leiden.
5 cm (1 1/1")
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Provenance                 John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) Collection, New York: Christie's, London 24 June, 1935, lot 156 (as School of Johnson, 7gns to Spink).
Christie's, London, 24 June 1975, lot 58 (as by Cornelius Johnson)
Christie's, London, 17 November 2009, lo
Exhibition                 G.C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, London, 1906, I, p. 134, no. 169 illustrated pl LXV.
Condition                 small loss of paint on chest
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