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

SAMUEL COLLINS (1735-1768)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

1755 United Kingdom

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Wearing a lilac coloured coat with blue waistcoat
in the original gold coloured frame

Collins was originally educated as an attorney, but quit this profession and became a miniature-painter. He settled at Bath, where he soon obtained a very large practice, and gained the reputation of one of the most perfect miniature-painters in this country. He had numerous pupils, among whom was Ozias Humphry, to whom he eventually relinquished his practice at Bath. He then removed to Dublin and enjoyed a high reputation there. He painted both on enamel and on ivory.
Very minor dust under glass
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 23 Number 20, illustrated in colour p. 34

The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 21 (#46).
Height 4.60 cm (1.81 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1755
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