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Zoomable Image of Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing a buff coloured coat with green collar, buff and striped waistcoat and white stock, his hair powdered and worn en queue, c.1775

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing a buff coloured coat with green collar, buff and striped waistcoat and white stock, his hair powdered and worn en queue, c.1775

Swiss School

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing a buff coloured coat with green collar, buff and striped waistcoat and white stock, his hair powdered and worn en queue, c.1775

Swiss School

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Price:

£1,000

Materials:

Watercolour on ivory

Dimensions:

Oval, 1 1/2 in (39 mm) high

Frame:

Original bracelet clasp frame with pearl border.

The pearl border may have symbolised love, or luck in marriage, and also served as a symbol of high social rank

This highly detailed portrait miniature of a gentleman was originally conceived as part of a bracelet, probably worn by the sitter’s wife. The pearl border may have symbolised love, or luck in marriage, and also served as a symbol of high social rank. Around the same time as this bracelet was made, Queen Charlotte was portrayed in two successive portraits by Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) wearing a portrait miniature set into a bracelet of her husband George III, surrounded by pearls (Holburne Museum, Bath and The Royal Collection).

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