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Lady Baynton, circa 1760


Artist: Samuel Collins

She wears a deep crimson dress trimmed with white lace, a posy of flowers at her corsage, matching choker and further flowers in her brown hair
painted on enamel, signed with initials and dated 175?, set in the inside lid of a gold mounted tortoiseshell box

Collins was in good practice at Bath as a miniature painter, both in water-colour and enamel. He appears to have got into financial difficulties, which made it advisable for him to leave Bath about 1762. He went to Ireland, leaving Ozias Humphrey, who had been his pupil, to succeed to his practice. In Dublin he soon found plenty of employment, and enjoyed a high reputation as a miniature painter.
More Information
Year                 circa 1760
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 6, 19 (#34) 67 (sitter # 12)
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Damage to the rim of the box - small part of the tortoiseshell around the edge missing.
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