A Gentleman called Mr. Hill Mrs. Parbery's father
A Gentleman called Mr. Hill Mrs. Parbery's father

THOMAS FORSTER (worked 1690-1717)

A Gentleman called Mr. Hill "Mrs. Parbery's father

c. 1710 United Kingdom

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set in the original turned wood frame

Plumbago drawings are graphite drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries. There was a group of artists whose work in plumbago is remarkable for their portraits drawn with finely pointed pieces of graphite and on vellum. Initially these works were often prepared as the basis of an engraving. As time went by they would be produced as works in their own right.

Forster was one of the major draughtsmen in this form of portraiture, on vellum and paper
Traces of old white mould in the background.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 23 (#55) 67 (sitter #17)
Height 6.40 cm (2.52 inches)
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plumbago on vellum
Signed on the obverse and indistinctly Dated 17 ?
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