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

SAMUEL SHELLEY (c.1750-1808)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

1775 London

Offered by Ellison Fine Art

£1,200 gbp
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Wearing a tan coloured coat, white waistcoat and stock, his powdered hair en queue
set in the original gold frame, the reverse later engraved with cipher

Whilst Shelley occasionally signed in full on the reverse of his miniatures it is unusual for him to sign on the front.
Fine
Robert Bayne Powell Collection, Sotheby's, London, 11 October, 1994, lot 36
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 12, 63 (# 284) .
Dimensions
Height 3.70 cm (1.46 inches)
Stock Code
4775
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
Signed on the obverse S Shelley
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