A memorial enamel of  Charles II
A memorial enamel of  Charles II

MICHAEL ROSSE (1650-1735)

A memorial enamel of Charles II

17th century United Kingdom

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head and shoulders, wearing lace jabot, the blue reverse painted with crown above the letters C 11 R, set in gilt-metal frame with pierced spiral surmount

The slightly stiff manner and "woolly" technique evident in this portrait is comparable with other known enamelled Royal portraits which have been identified as being the work of Michael Rosse, the rich jeweller and husband of Susan Penelope Rosse (1652-1700), a miniaturist and daughter of Richard Gibson, who painted members of the Court of Charles II. These enamels by Rosse are very rare.

This enamel would appear to be based on an image painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Height 2.20 cm (0.87 inches)
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painted on enamel,
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