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A portrait miniature of an unknown Lady


Artist: Charles Forrest

4.2 cm (1 3/4")
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated, set in the original frame with brooch clasp reverse
She wear low cut white dress trimmed with yellow, fine bonnet with floral veil

Forrest entered the Dublin Society's School of Figure drawing in 1765. He worked in chalk and pastel as well as watercolour on ivory. He exhibited miniatures at the Academy of Artists exhibition in Dublin in 1774 and at the Society of Artists in Ireland exhibition in 1780.

Signed and dated miniatures by Forrest are extremely rare.
4.2 cm (1 3/4")
More Information
Year                 1764
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Signed                 Signed with initials
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 28 (# 83).
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Small blooms to the glass at noon.
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