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

  • Artist's Dates: 1764 - 1832
  • Artist's Nationality: French
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 2 3/4 X 2 3/8 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1793-1831
  • Signature: DUN
  • Signature Location: bottom right
  • Credit: Gift of the estate of Sally Middleton
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1960.010.0004
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