An unknown Gentleman
An unknown Gentleman
An unknown Gentleman


An unknown Gentleman

c. 1770 Ireland

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set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame

Charles began his career executing designs in hair, and when only about 9 years of age, exhibited some of this work at the Dublin Society of Artists in 1768 and 1769. In 1772, 1773 and 1774, Master Charles Robertson exhibited likenesses in hair and in 1775 he exhibited miniatures for the first time.

Although painted in parts, it would appear that this miniature is one of these Hair designs, made up wholly of hair affixed to the ivory with gum
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 8, 35 (# 127).
Height 3.50 cm (1.38 inches)
Stock Code
hair on ivory
Minor dust
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