Nicholas Dixon (about 1645-after 1708)
Portrait of an unknown woman
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a table-book leaf
Signed lower left 'ND' in monogram
Museum no. P.4-1942
Given by the National Art Collections Fund
This is possibly of Frances Theresa Stuart (1657-1701). But Dixon's miniatures of court beauties were so idealised it is difficult to be certain. Frances Theresa was rumoured to have been one of Charles II's mistresses.