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An Unknown Gentleman, possibly Mr Brandon

£ 2,000

Artist: Richard Bull

Signed and dated 1799 on the obverse, set in the original gold frame, the reverse with elaborate gold monogram MPB on plaited hair surrounded with a gold lute at the bottom and surmounted with a basket of flowers, the border further engraved with elaborate floral motif

Bull was taught at the Dublin's Society school. He practised period in Dublin but moved to London in 1794 where he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. Many of his sitters in London were Irish.

It is possible that this is a portrait of Mr. Brandon, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799, number 824
More Information
Year                 1799
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Signed                 Signed and dated
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 8, 33 (# 114).
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
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