An unknown Gentleman with powdered hair en queue
An unknown Gentleman with powdered hair en queue
An unknown Gentleman with powdered hair en queue
An unknown Gentleman with powdered hair en queue

SAMUEL SHELLEY (c.1750-1808)

An unknown Gentleman with powdered hair en queue

1780 United Kingdom

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Wearing grey coat, white waistcoat and tied cravat
set in the original gold mount bordered with two bands of pearls, set in a gilt-metal frame

During his career Shelley painted in oil, illustrated books, and engraved several of his own works, but he's most particularly remembered for his watercolour miniature portraits. During his lifetime he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of Artists and the British Institute.
Good
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 50 (#208).
Dimensions
Height 2.40 cm (0.94 inches)
Stock Code
4699
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
not opened
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