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A fine portrait of John Beauclerk (1772-1840)


Artist: George Place

Signed Place on the obverse and dated 1798, inscribed on a label on the reverse John Beauclerk Esq.,obit 1840

Beauclerk was a great-grandson of Charles Beauclerk, first Duke of St Albans, an illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gwynn.
The miniature was painted in 1798, the year he married Mary Fitzhugh, presumably commissioned as a token of his affection, to mark their wedding. John was a commissioner of Bankrupts
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Literature                 Burke's (1889 and 1891) Burke's Illustrated Peerage and Baronetage, London.

Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 30, Number 53, illustrated in colour
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Minor surface dust.
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