Frederick Buck c1803
Frederick Buck c1803
Frederick Buck c1803

FREDERICK BUCK (1771-c.1839)

Frederick Buck c1803

c. 1803 Ireland

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A portrait miniature of a young lady with long brown hair. She is wearing a high waisted white dress with puff sleeves and a low neckline edged in lace. She has her hair centrally parted and has a long coiled plait atop her head with soft ringlets to either side and a black ribbon bow, she is wearing a necklace of garnets and matching earrings.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gilt metal frame.

FREDERICK BUCK – 1771 – 1839

Born in Cork, 1771; son of Jonathon Buck & brother of Adam Buck, he was a pupil of the Dublin Society Schools in 1783 He had a large practice in Cork, living in 1787 at Fen’s Quay, 1795 in Mardyke Street & in 1810 in Buckingham Square.

During the Peninsular War, when Cork was a busy port of embarkation, his services were in great demand to paint portraits of officers. When he was particularly busy in order to keep pace with the demand he kept a supply of painted ivories to which he added the heads & regimental facings as required. He tended to use rather a hot colouring, which is an unmistakable characteristic of his work.

Examples of his work are in the V & A Museum. A fine miniature by him was in the collection of R Bayne Powell of Gaynor Barry of Hillbarry, Co Dublin and was painted in 1780.
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Width 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
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Watercolour on ivory.
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