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


A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1795 London

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Wearing a peppermint green coat, yellow waistcoat and tied white cravat
Signed on the obverse, set in the original gold frame, the reverse with locks of hair (revealing the true colour of the sitter's hair colour) tied with gold wire shaped as a bow, within outer gold wreath on opalescent glass

He entered the Public School of Drawing in Geneva in 1762. He was then trained by Jean-Etienne Liotard . From 1768 he continued his training at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris, with Joseph-Marie Vien. He lived in London from 1792 to 1802: he was a great success as a miniaturist portraitist, especially with the English aristocracy and the royal family. He made 1554 portraits in more than 50 years of career

Arlaud Jurine e was a member of the Geneva Society of Art from its founding in 1776 and director of his School of Drawing from 1779 to 1783, and from 1788 to 1790. Among his pupils he included From 1816 he exhibited regularly at shows organized by the Society of Arts in Geneva.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 12, 64 (# 292).
Height 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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