An unknown General
An unknown General
An unknown General
An unknown General
An unknown General

CONTINENTAL SCHOOL (1600-1700)

An unknown General

1680 Continental

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wearing an embroidred doublet with lion's heads on the shoulder, white chemise cut to reveal blue silk, lace collar with secured with blue ribbon
set in the original silver gilt frame with pierced spiral cresting

It has not been possible to identify the artist's hand in this portrait but it is clearly painted by a very competent one. The attention to detail found particularly in the sitter's costume is very fine.

The presence of a lion's head on the sitter's shoulder suggests that the sitter might have been an important General - the symbolism of the lion representing power and strength.
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Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 20 (#41)
Dimensions
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Stock Code
4531
Medium
gouache on vellum
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