Pair of Chinese Export Reverse Glass Portraits, c. 1800

Pair of Chinese Export reverse glass portraits, " Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Warren and (probably) Susannah Delancey Warren".

The portrait of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752) is copied from the original by Thomas Hudson, painted c.1751 and now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, London. A mezzotint of the Hudson portrait was made by John Faber in 1751-1756 and sent to China to be copied.

It is presumed the woman is Warren's wife, Susannah Delancey (m. 1731), but corroborating evidence has not been found.

China c. 1800
17.75 x 13.75

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