Christian Richter c1718
Christian Richter c1718
Christian Richter c1718


Christian Richter c1718

c. 1718 England

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A fine portrait miniature of Rachel Countess of Kingston. She is wearing a low cut blue dress and pink ribbon pendent from her corsage, her long brown hair curling over her shoulders. Watercolour on vell in oval gilt metal frame.

Additional Information: Christian Richter 1678-1732 Born in Stockholm son of Hans Davidson Richter, and assessor to the Goldsmiths’ Corporation. Christian was apprenticed as a goldsmith 1695-1698. He came to London in 1702 where he knew the Swedish painters Hysing and Dahl as well as Boit. He became a leading miniaturist, he painted in oil and executed miniatures on enamel. He used a minute stippling on the face combined with a number of nearly perpendicular small brush strokes and favoured a reddish grey shading on vellum. He died in Brewer Street, Golden Square and was buried in St James’s, Piccadilly. Examples of his work are at the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery and the Wallace Collection, London who have a copy by him of Cromwell after Cooper. Other examples of his work are in the collections of Earl Beauchamp and the Duke of Portland.
Height 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
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Watercolour on vell in oval gilt metal frame.
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