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Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame, the reverse with blue glass and his initials AW in seed pearls.
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||6.50 cm||(2.56 inches)|
|Width||5.00 cm||(1.97 inches)|