A charming portrait of Miss Morris
A charming portrait of Miss Morris

BERNARD LENS (1682-1740)

A charming portrait of Miss Morris

c. 1720 United Kingdom

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set in a gilt-metal mount

The size of this miniature indicates that it was probably originally designed to be worn as a ring or stick pin. Lens was the miniature painter at the courts of kings George I and George II, instructor in miniature painting (then called limning)to prince William and princesses Mary and Louise[ and consultant in fine arts to upper-class families.
Minor dust under the glass.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp. 7, 23 (#56) 67 (sitter #18).
Height 2.90 cm (1.14 inches)
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watercolour on ivory
Signed with gold monogram on the obverse,
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