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

HENRY EDRIDGE A.R.A (1768-1821)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1780 United Kingdom

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wearing brown coat with large gold buttons, brown and white striped waistcoat and cravat, powdered wig
in the original gold bracelet clasp frame

Although previously thought to be the work of Mosnier this miniature bears a much stronger allegiance to the early works by Henry Edridge particularly in the use of the dark brown background and subtle use of yellow and red tones in the flesh.

Edridge was the son of a tradesman and apprenticed at the age of fifteen to William Pether, a mezzotint engraver and landscape painter, and became proficient as a painter of miniatures, portraits and landscapes.His first portraits were on ivory, and he subsequently turned to paper with black lead and India ink to which he added very ornate backgrounds, but he later produced a large number of elaborately finished pictures in water colours with light backgrounds.
Christie's, 19 March, 1986, lot 323 where described as by Jean Laurent Mosnier
Height 3.70 cm (1.46 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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