A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

RICHARD CROSSE (1742-1810)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1790 United Kingdom

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wearing a brown coat over a gold trimmed white waistcoat an lace cravat, his powdered hair en queue
set in the original gold frame with blue enamel border studded with gold pellets, the reverse with blue glass

Crosse was a leading English painter of portrait miniatures. He was a contemporary of John Smart, George Engleheart, Richard Cosway and William Wood. Born deaf and dumb he lived and worked in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London from 1760. His brother kept house and acted as liaison between Crosse and his clients. Crosse was very successful, and was highly regarded by his distinguished clientele. His clients included the Prince of Wales, and the Dukes of Cumberland and Gloucester.
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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 11, 57 (#250).
Dimensions
Height 6.40 cm (2.52 inches)
Stock Code
4741
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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