A fine portrait of an unknown Gentleman
A fine portrait of an unknown Gentleman

JOHN COMERFORD (1770-1832)

A fine portrait of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1800 Ireland

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Seated in a red upholstered chair wearing a dark blue suit, column in the background
set in the original ormolu frame with laurel and berry border

Comerford was a sociable and outgoing person, and he numbered among his friends many of his contemporary, distinguished artists, including: Professor Thomas James Mulvany (1779-1845), who was influential in obtaining the charter for the Royal Hibernian Academy and became one of the first academicians; the Italian landscape artist Gaspare Gabrielli, who worked in Ireland; Vincent Waldré (ca 1742-1814), also an Italian landscape artist; James Gandon (1742-1823) , the leading architect of the day in Dublin; the sculptor Smyth (1749-1812); the first President of the Royal Hibernian Academy, William Ashford (1746-1824) ; and the Waterford-born landscape artist, Thomas Sautelle Roberts (ca 1760-1826).
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the portrait miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850 (Kilkenny: Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999), p. 54 Number 94 and illustrated in colour p. 43 .

The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 9, 38 (# 144)
Height 10.80 cm (4.25 inches)
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watercolour on ivory
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