Portrait miniature of a Nobleman, possibly Charles Knyvett (1710-82), wearing armor and red cloak, his hair powdered and worn en queue, c.1750
Portrait miniature of a Nobleman, possibly Charles Knyvett (1710-82), wearing armor and red cloak, his hair powdered and worn en queue, c.1750

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Portrait miniature of a Nobleman, possibly Charles Knyvett (1710-82), wearing armor and red cloak, his hair powdered and worn en queue, c.1750

c. 1750 United Kingdom

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This fine portrait miniature is painted in the style of Liotard, the colours preserved by the later addition of a travelling case. Although it has not been possible to identify the artist, Parisian-based miniaturists, responding to the new and popular portrait enamel began to work in this clear and precise technique.

The gentleman is identified by the coat of arms engraved with finesse on the reverse of the gold frame. The sitter is possibly Charles Knyvett, who was christened 16th March 1710 at Fundenhall, Norfolk and married in 1735. He died in Westminster, London in 1782.
Dimensions
Height 45.00 mm (1.77 inches)
Stock Code
3005
Medium
Watercolour on vellum, with original gold frame, the reverse engraved with the arms of the Knyvett family, sharkskin travelling case
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