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Portrait miniature - Portrait of an unknown woman
  • Portrait of an unknown woman
    Cotes, Samuel, born 1734 - died 1818
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Portrait of an unknown woman

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1778 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cotes, Samuel, born 1734 - died 1818 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Grace Valentine Stephenson as part of the R. H. Stephenson Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oval portrait miniature of an unknown woman with voluminous hair, wearing a pale pink dress

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


1778 (painted)


Cotes, Samuel, born 1734 - died 1818 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory


Height: 47 mm, Width: 35 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown woman, dated 1778, watercolour on ivory, painted by Samuel Cotes (1734-1818).

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of Miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Emmett Microform, 1981


Ivory; Watercolour



Subjects depicted



Portraits; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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