Mrs. John Izard Middleton (Eliza Augusta Falconet )
Artist: Dun, Nicholas-Francois Date: ca. 1810
Thought to have been painted around the time of her marriage to John Izard Middleton, the miniature by Dun captures a youthful Eliza Middleton at the height of her beauty for which she was noted. The soft coloring and careful detailing contribute to a genuinely feminine portrayal. A native of France, Dun also painted in Naples where he worked until his death. He is reknowned for his exacting sense of detail and minute attention to clothes.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984