A profile of a young boy
A profile of a young boy
A profile of a young boy

JOHN FIELD (1772-1848)

A profile of a young boy

c. 1790 United Kingdom

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painted on ivory signed under the truncation
Set in gold frame with bright cut engraving on the reverse, oval aperture to reveal locks of entwined hair

This is a charming example of John Field working in the studio of John Miers
John Field was one of the most famous of silhouette artists. He began his career as an assistant to John Miers the most successful profilist of the eighteenth century. By 1794 he was responsible for most of the profiles painted at Miers' London studio. In 1830 the Miers and Field partnership was dissolved and Field worked at the same address as his son, also a profile painter, Henry William Field. Field not only produced silhouettes but filled sketchbooks with landscape drawings and painted landscapes, some of which were unusually on the same plaster surface on which he painted silhouettes. He exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy, both silhouettes and landscapes.
Height 5.80 cm (2.28 inches)
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painted on ivory
Signed Miers under the bust line
Ellison Fine Art

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