Cat. No. 85
PORTRAIT MINIATURE PAINTING - YOUNG GENT c1798: A well-painted portrait miniature in watercolour, on an oval of ivory, of a handsome gentleman with powdered hair, wearing a white stock and dark navy coat. On his shoulder just under his coat collar he has traces of some of the white powder which has fallen from his hair. He stands against a darkening evening sky background. A glazed gilt metal pendant frame with hanging loop. The back of the pendant, made of translucent white glass under which there will be an oval of pressed foil, produces an attractive wavy pink pattern in the light,
AGE: Probably the end of the 18th Century - about 1798 when some younger men (and many older ones) were still powdering their hair.
Due to delicate construction, I have not examined portrait outside of frame.
Possibly doing so might reveal some details of the sitter or the artist.
Creation Year: c1798
Measurements: high 3 inches
Style: Portrait Miniature
Technique: watercolours on Ivory
Provenance: Private Collection
Condition: In very good overall condition.
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