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A portrait of an Elderly Gentleman


Artist: John Barry

Wearing a blue coat and white bag wig
set in gold frame with pearl border, the reverse with initial T of seed pearl on blue glass medallion set beneath locks of hair tied with seed pearls and gold wire, below is a further blue medallion with the word L'armour made of seed pearl

This is typical token of affection, which would have been commissioned to present to someone very close to the sitter such as a wife, mistress, mother or lover
More Information
Year                 Circa 1790/1800
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 6 &13
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Scratches to the edge of the glass. Some pearls reglued.
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