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About the object
A Regency portrait miniature of a young Lady holding some sheet music with lyre, watercolour on ivory
Signed on the obverse
Wearing a white dress, a purple shawl over her right shoulder holding a lyre, landscape background
In the original gilded frame
According to Basil Long, Michael Theweneti was the brother of Lorenzo Theweneti and of Edward. All of them were described as drawing masters, portrait and miniature painters and landscape painters.
With the advent of photography they moved their attention away from miniature painting for in 1860 they were described as photographers and artists.