John Taylor (1739-1838)
John Taylor (1739-1838)
John Taylor (1739-1838)
John Taylor (1739-1838)

John Taylor (1739-1838)

c. 1770 England

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A portrait miniature of Charles Nicholas Cochin. He is wearing a frock coat and waistcoat and powdered hair "en queue", he is sitting with an open book. The miniature, probably dated c1770 is finely detailed and is executed in plumbago on vellum, the vellum is laid on card and contained in the original finely turned fruitwood frame.

Cochin (1715-1790) was a French engraver, designer, writer and art critic. In his early twenties he was employed by the young King Louis XV to make engravings to mark every birth, marriage and funeral at the King's court.

John Taylor was born in London in 1739, son of a customs office, he studied at the St Martin's Lane Academy and exhibited at the Society of Artists and the Free Society 1764-1777 and at the Royal Academy & British Institute 1780-1838.

For other examples of his work see Daphne Foskett Miniatures Dictionary & Guide page 294.
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Dimensions
Height 13.50 cm (5.31 inches)
Width 10.50 cm (4.13 inches)
External Height 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
External Width 14.50 cm (5.71 inches)
Stock Code
5559
Medium
Plumbago on vellum
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