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The Rev'd James Rusell Deare, the chaplain to King George III

£ 1,600

Artist: Samuel Shelley

REF
4709
Wearing dark blue coat with black collar, white waistcoat and tied cravat
Set in gilt-mounted rectangular papier-mâché frame, signed on the reverse Painted by/ Sam. Shelley/ George Street Hannover Square/ altered and repainted 1807 .

The Reverend Deare was the Rector of Bures in Suffolk in 1798, early in 1800 he was elected to be one of King George III's chaplains. His will, dated 30 March 1825 is housed in the National Archives at Kew.

In 1804 Shelley joined with W. F. Wells, Robert Hills, W. H. Pyne, and six other artists to found the Watercolour Society (afterwards known as the 'Old' society), of which he was treasurer until 1807. As Shelley died in 1808 this would appear to be one of his later works.
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Year                 1807
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Signed                 signed on the reverse Painted by/ Sam. Shelley/ George Street Hannover Square/ altered and repainted 1807 .
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 52 (#218) 68 (sitter # 55).
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Condition                 Light surface dust
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