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Portrait miniature - Portrait of an unknown woman
  • Portrait of an unknown woman
    Donaldson, John, born 1737 - died 1801
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Portrait of an unknown woman

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1789 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Donaldson, John, born 1737 - died 1801 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Emma Joseph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 3, box B

Physical description

Portrait miniature on ivory of an unknown woman, wearing a large blue hat with white plumes

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


ca. 1780-1789 (painted)


Donaldson, John, born 1737 - died 1801 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory


Width: 52 mm, Height: 62 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown woman by John Donaldson, British, ca. 1780-1789

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1941, London: HMSO, 1954.


Watercolour; Ivory



Subjects depicted

Hat; Plumes; Portrait


Portraits; Paintings; Hats & headwear; Women's clothes; Fashion; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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