Christian Richter

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Richter was born in Stockholm, after visiting Berlin and Dresden he came to London in 1702 where he knew the Swedish painters Hysing and Dahl as well as Boit . He became one of the leading miniaturists in England painted in oil and is said to have painted miniatures on enamel.


He used a minute stippling on the face combined with a number of nearly perpendicular small brush strokes which, with a lens, can be seen even on the eyeballs. He favoured a reddish grey shading and painted on a thin parchmente


 

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CHRISTIAN RICHTER (1678-1732)
A Gentleman believed to be Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
A Gentleman, believed to be Joseph Addison, in a full-bottomed wig, lace cravat and red cloak Set in later gold frame set with a blue glass border...
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CHRISTIAN RICHTER (1678-1732)
A good portrait miniature of a Gentleman
A Gentleman wearing a full-bottomed wig, lace cravat and red cloak On vellum, Set in later gold frame set with a blue glass border, the reverse wit...
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CHRISTIAN RICHTER (1678-1732)
Christian Richter c1718
A fine portrait miniature of Rachel Countess of Kingston. She is wearing a low cut blue dress and pink ribbon pendent from her corsage, her long br...
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CHRISTIAN RICHTER (1678-1732)
Christian Richter, circa 1720 Herbert Jeffreys, wearing full bottomed wig
Christian Richter, circa 1720 Herbert Jeffreys, wearing full bottomed wig, blue robe and jabot On vellum, in original turned wood frame and fishski...
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