A Portrait miniature of A Gentleman
A Portrait miniature of A Gentleman
A Portrait miniature of A Gentleman
A Portrait miniature of A Gentleman

RICHARD BULL (worked 1777-1809)

A Portrait miniature of A Gentleman

1799 London

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set in the original gold frame, the reverse with elaborate gold monogram MPB on plaited hair surrounded with a gold lute at the bottom and surmounted with a basket of flowers, the border further engraved with elaborate floral motif

Bull was taught at the Dublin's Society school. He practised period in Dublin but moved to London in 1794 where he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. Many of his sitters in London were Irish.

It is possible that this is a portrait of Mr. Brandon, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799, number 824
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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 8, 33 (# 114).
Dimensions
Height 7.20 cm (2.83 inches)
Stock Code
4606
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
Signed and dated 1799 on the obverse
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