An unknown Lady
An unknown Lady
An unknown Lady
An unknown Lady

PETER CROSSE (died 1724)

An unknown Lady

c. 1670 United Kingdom

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Wearing a low cut brown dress with white underslip, a peal necklace
set in the original gilt-metal frame with pierced spiral cresting

Peter Cross was the son of a freeman of the Drapers' Company and was probably born in London. It is not known how Cross learned miniature painting, but early in his career he won a number of important commissions, and in 1678 succeeded Nicholas Dixon as limner-in-ordinary (miniature painter) to the king.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 25 (# 67).
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
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painted on vellum
Signed with elaborate monogram PC on the obverse
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