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# 5584. A fine portrait miniature of a young lady (Jane Tallboys Fleming) dated 1811. Sign on the back: "painted by Wi J Thomson Nov 1811 Edinburgh" This miniature is framed with a simple frame which is mounted on a fabric covered cardboard frame. The fabric which was probably velvet has lost most of its surface. Size: of the portrait is 2.25" x 2 5/8". William John Thomson was born in Savannah, Georgia 1771. His family migrated to England during the war of independence. In England Thomson learned to paint; he exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts in 1795 and was considered for election to the Royal Academy in 1808. The subject of this portrait was an American. Thomson's works are in private collection and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Price: $3,850.00.
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