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A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

£ 750

Artist: Joseph Saunders

REF
4782
Wearing a brown coat and tied white cravat, sky background
Signed with initials on the obverse, set in the original gold frame

Joseph Saunders worked in London as a miniaturist and engraver. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists and the Incorporated Society of Artists from 1772 to 1776, at the Royal Academy from 1778 to 1800, and at the British Institution in 1808. Schidlof writes about him: "...He was an excellent artist, much too little known...Certain of his miniatures have some resemblance to those of Richard Grosse".
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London owns two of his miniatures (one formerly in the Pierpont Morgan Collection).
More Information
Year                 circa 1800
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Signed                 Signed with initials on the obverse,
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 12, 64 (# 291)
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Condition                 Fine
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