A portrait miniature of a Noble Lady
A portrait miniature of a Noble Lady
A portrait miniature of a Noble Lady

CHRISTIAN RICHTER (1678-1732)

A portrait miniature of a Noble Lady

c. 1715 England

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Wearing a blue dress with white underslip and blue veil in her hair
set in the original frame with pierced spiral cresting

Richter was born into a family of artists in Stockholm, Sweden in 1678, the son of Hans Davidson Richter, assessor of the Goldsmith's corporation there, and brother of landscape painter Johann Richter and the medallist Bengst Richter. Richter quickly found his feet, learning initially the goldsmith craft followed by medal engraving under Arvid Karlsteen. By 1700 Richter is believed to have been studying under Elias Brenner, the leading Swedish miniaturist of the age. Richter soon proceeded to Berlin then Dresden, seeking patronage by utilising contacts from previous acquaintances. Arriving in London in 1704, he quickly established himself as a miniaturist, cleverly seizing the opportunity to replicate the work of contemporaries such as Hans Hysing and Michael Dahl, who would have been eager to expand their own reputation
Old restoration seen at noon, at the border. Minor dust under the glass
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 24 (# 62).
Dimensions
Height 4.40 cm (1.73 inches)
Stock Code
4552
Medium
watercolour on vellum
Signed/Inscribed
Not opened
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