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painted in Enamel, set in the gold mount
The criss-crossing found in the bodice of the dress together with the strand of pearls exemplifies a pastoral costume.
Barber was the son of a Dublin woollen-draper and the poetess Mary Barber, the friend and protégée of Swift. He studied enamelling in Bath. In 1743 he was working in Dublin where he was encouraged by Mrs. Delany.
Late Walter and Gertrude Rappolt, Christie's London, 14 October, 1998, lot 125
Kilkenny Castle 2006
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 20 Number 8, illustrated in colour p. 33
|Height||4.50 cm||(1.77 inches)|