A double sided portrait of Father and Son
A double sided portrait of Father and Son
A double sided portrait of Father and Son

RICHARD BULL (worked 1777-1809)

A double sided portrait of Father and Son

c. 1795 Ireland

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The father with white hair and large bushy black eyebrows, the son with short brown hair and side whiskers
the former signed with initial on the obverse and indistinctly dated 17 (??)
Set either side of a gold mount

Bull entered the Dublin Society Schools in 1769. He exhibited miniature portraits and portraits done in hair at the Society of Artists in Ireland exhibitions in 1777 and 1780. In 1790 he went to London where he continued to have a fashionable clientele. Amongst his patrons were George Prince of Wales, Frederick Duke of York and Lord Nelson.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 27 Number 36 and 37, illustrated on colour plate p. 39 .

The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7 27 (# 79r 79v).
Dimensions
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
4570
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
The miniature of the father signed with monogram RB and indistinctly dated 17 (??)
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