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Rare pair of portraits, one dated 1797


painted on convex glass backed with silk, the reverse of the Gentleman inscribed in gold Prize/ The Gift/if you love/ the Giver, and gold initials WS within a gold heart shape, the lady has gold monogram JP within a gold circle, and dated 1797, both on black glass
Both with Original Sue McKechnie labels on the reverse

McKechnie suggests that the lockets were probably painted on the occasion of the couple's marriage.
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Year                 1797
Medium                 painted on convex glass backed with silk
Provenance                 Sotheby's, Sue Mckechnie Collection, 30 July 1979, lot 131
Literature                 Sue McKechnie, 1979, p. 591, Illustrated Ref 1109 & 1110
Collections                 Formerly Sue McKechnie collection number 437 and 436
Condition                 Some blistering on the face of the lady and some minor loss of paint in the Gent's profile
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