James Scouler 1769
James Scouler 1769
James Scouler 1769

James Scouler 1769

1769 England

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A lovely portrait miniature of a young boy with fair hair and dark brown eyes, he is wearing a green jacket with red collar, a green waistcoat and a white chemise with a lace edged collar. Watercolour in an oval gold frame. The reverse of the miniature has a card stating: This paper must not be taken off/1769.

Additional Information: James Scouler c1740-1812 Born in Edinburgh 10th January 1740, son of James Scouler native of Edinburgh, who was an organ builder and music shop proprietor. He studied at the Duke of Richmond’s Gallery and St Martin’s Lane Academy. The Society of Arts awarded him a premium for drawing in 1755. Exhibited at the Society of Artists 1761-1768. Scouler exhibited at the Free Society of Artists in 1767, exhibited at the R.A. 1780-87. He lived in Newport Street up to 1776 and at Great Russell Street from 1780 until his death. He painted miniatures and crayon portraits, most of his miniatures are small but there are some exceptions. Many of his earlier miniatures show a resemblance to the work of John Smart. An exceptionally fine miniature of a lady, signed and dated 1778 was Lot 44 at Sotheby’s, 29th October 1962 and sold for £360; this example of his work places him among the ranks of the great miniaturists. The Glasgow Art Gallery has a miniature of “Flora” by him, a number of his miniatures are in private collections. A pair from the collection of Mr & Mrs J W Starr of Kansas and one of Lady Banks , from the collection of Earl Beauchamp were exhibited at Edinburgh in 1965. A miniature of David Garrick and his wife was lent by the V & A Museum to the Bicentary Exhibition of the Royal Academy 1968.

Dimensions
Height 3.50 cm (1.38 inches)
Stock Code
5284
Medium
Watercolour in an oval gold frame.
Signed/Inscribed
The reverse of the miniature has a card stating: This paper must not be taken off/1769.
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Cynthia Walmsley
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