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

RICHARD COSWAY (1742-1821)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1775 United Kingdom

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three-quarter face to the right, with powdered hair en queue, wearing a fawn colour coat, white waistcoat and frilled cravat
set in the original frame with pearl border

This is a charming portrait painted at the beginning of Cosway's career before he began to experiment with the Antwerp blue sky background - for which he became so famous.
Minor flecks of 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 11, 60 (#267).
Dimensions
Height 3.50 cm (1.38 inches)
Stock Code
4578
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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