Have you ever hoped to confirm the identity of a sitter only to hear
an expert say, 'it is not this person because the eye colour is wrong'?
Did Georgian and Regency miniature painters really alter eye colour on a whim? Although inconclusive in 'proving' the practice was widespread, these two images of obviously the same sitter, both signed by the same artist, do show that the eye colour 'myth' is no chestnut!
Both miniatures are signed and dated 1815
This example suggests that the above statement on identification
may not be taken as absolute fact and perhaps facial features
are more relevant in identification than colour of the eyes.