England, 19th century.
watercolor and gouache on ivory
maximum dimensions: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (83 x 57 mm), oval
Gift of J.P. Morgan, Jr.
Inscribed at lower center of frame, "P.B. Shelley". Pasted on back of the frame is the following inscription in the hand of Leigh Hunt, "Genoa, October 17, 1822 / This minature was given to me by my poor dear / friend Shelley in the presence of Lord Byron. / Leigh Hunt."
James Leigh Hunt; Jacintha Shelley Leigh Hunt Cheltnam; J. Pierpont Morgan (d. 1913); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (d. 1943).
Sitter is shown three-quarters face to the left, against a gray background, wearing a blue suit with brass buttons and a white lace collar.