A strong portrait miniature of a young Gentleman
A strong portrait miniature of a young Gentleman
A strong portrait miniature of a young Gentleman

JOHN DONALDSON F.S.A (1737-1801)

A strong portrait miniature of a young Gentleman

c. 1780 Scotland

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he wears a blue coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat and large frilled cravat, his powdered hair en queue
Set in the original gold frame with bright-cut border

John Donaldson was born in Edinburgh in 1737, and distinguished himself as a miniature painter, both in enamel and water-colours. In the year 1764, and again in 1768, he obtained the premium given by the Society of Arts for the best picture in enamel. A characteristic of his hand is the strong delineation of the facial features, particularly noticeable in the eyebrows.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 46 (#188)
Dimensions
Height 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Stock Code
4679
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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