A fine portrait of a Gentleman
A fine portrait of a Gentleman

FRANCISZEK SMIADECKI

A fine portrait of a Gentleman

c. 1670 United Kingdom

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Wearing a black doublet, white lawn collar, with shoulder length fair hair, sky background
, set in the original splendid gold frame, the reverse with engraved lily within scrolling foliate border

Little is known about this artist except that he is thought to have been Polish or Russian and to have been taught in Sweden by either Alexander of Samuel Cooper. He painted miniatures in oil and on vellum.l He lived in 1660-1670s in England - a fact confirmed by his known miniature portraits of English sitters of which this is a lovely example.
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Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp. 6, 14 (#6)The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp. 6, 14 (#6)
Dimensions
Height 6.70 cm (2.64 inches)
Stock Code
4493
Medium
oil on copper
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