Matthias Finucane c1800
Matthias Finucane c1800
Matthias Finucane c1800
Matthias Finucane c1800
Matthias Finucane c1800

MATTHIAS FINUCANE (worked from c.1798)

Matthias Finucane c1800

c. 1800 Guernsey

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A fine portrait miniature of a naval officer in uniform. He has blue eyes and greying hair. He is wearing a blue jacket with silver fringed epaulette denoting his rank as a junior captain, white chemise and frilled cravat and black stock.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame the reverse with a lock of plaited hair. Signed FINUCANE to the obverse.

Matthais Finucane was born in Ennis Co. Clare. He joined the Irish Regiment and went to the Channel Islands. The Victoria & lbert Museum have of miniature by him dated 1794. He had a drawing school in St Peters Port, he painted Army Officers and local dignitary. He married in 1802 to a Mary Astie. Works by him are rare.
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 7.25 cm (2.85 inches)
Width 5.75 cm (2.26 inches)
Stock Code
5599
Medium
Watercolour on ivory.
Signed/Inscribed
signed Finucane
Cynthia Walmsley

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