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A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

£ 1,200

Artist: Peter Paillou

Wearing an olive green coat, yellow and brown striped waistcoat, white vest and tied white cravat
signed and dated 1813 on the obverse, set in the original gold frame

Paillou was the son of a natural history painter and illustrator also named Peter Paillou, who is believed to have been born in France before migrating to England.

He practised in London for 20 years before moving to Glasgow for some years, where an 1803 advertisement states that he charged eight guineas for a miniature and ten guineas for a three quarter length portrait in oils
More Information
Year                 1813
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Signed                 signed and dated
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 12, 65 (# 295)
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Condition                 Light dust under the glass
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