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A Gentleman

£ 680

Artist: Samuel Collins

wearing gold trimmed lilac coloured coat
signed on the obverse with initials and dated 1758

Collins was born in Bristol. He painted miniatures in Bath where, included amongst his pupils was the miniaturist Ozias Humphry. In 1762 he left Bath because of financial difficulties and moved to Ireland.
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Year                 1758
Medium                 watercolour on ivory
Signed                 Signed on the obverse with initials and dated
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 21 (#45)
Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 23 Number 22, illustr
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Small chip to the top of the miniature in the border.
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