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An unknown Gentleman and his Son


Artist: Richard Bull

7 cm (2 3/4")
The father with white hair and large bushy black eyebrows, the son with short brown hair and side whiskers
the former signed with initial on the obverse and indistinctly dated 17 (??)
Set either side of a gold mount
.Bull entered the Dublin Society Schools in 1769. He exhibited miniature portraits and portraits done in hair at the Society of Artists in Ireland exhibitions in 1777 and 1780. In 1790 he went to London where he continued to have a fashionable clientele. Amongst his patrons were George Prince of Wales, Frederick Duke of York and Lord Nelson.
7 cm (2 3/4")
More Information
Year                 circa 1800
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Literature                 Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 27 Number 36 and 37, illustrated on colour plate p. 39 .

The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin,
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
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