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Zoomable Image of Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing blue coat with brass buttons, white jabot, his hair worn long and powdered, 1716

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing blue coat with brass buttons, white jabot, his hair worn long and powdered, 1716

Benjamin Arlaud (c.1670-c.1721)

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing blue coat with brass buttons, white jabot, his hair worn long and powdered, 1716

Benjamin Arlaud (c.1670-c.1721)

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Price:

Reserved

Materials:

Watercolour on vellum

Dimensions:

Oval, 3 1/8 in (80 mm) high

Inscriptions:

Label reverse, ‘Benjamin Arlaud pinxit 1716’

Frame:

Gilt-metal frame with pierced spiral surmount

Examples of Aralud's work are in many international public collections including the Royal Collection, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the National Museum in Munich and the Wallace Collection in London...

This accomplished portrait miniature was painted by Benjamin Arlaud during his English period and towards the end of his life in 1716. It relates closely to other portraits by Arlaud at this date including a portrait of John Christopher Pepusch (1667-1752) in the Royal Collection [RCIN 420160].

Arlaud was born in Switzerland to a family of clockmakers. He was the brother of miniaturist Jacques Antoine Arlaud (1668-1746), who also lived and worked in England. Although Arlaud’s earliest dated portrait is of William III (1701), there is no evidence to suggest that this was painted in England and in all likelihood he arrived in London in 1704. Travelling between London and the continent, he was patronised by nobility and recorded the faces in miniature of the victors at Blenheim, including those of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Savoy and Baron North.

Although information on Arlaud is limited, his portraits are of a consistently high quality and the present portrait is no exception. Examples of his work are in many international public collections including the Royal Collection, the collection of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Portland, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, National Museum in Munich, the Tansey Miniatures Foundation and the Wallace Collection in London.

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