212: Miniature Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman
Good Miniature Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman, fourth quarter 18th century, attributed to Richard Crosse (1742-1810), depicted in a landscape and set in a gold locket frame with plaited hair, initialed "HHT" on rear, h. 3", w. 2-3/4". According to Daphne Foskett in British Portrait Miniatures, he was a deaf mute. He used a peculiar greenish-blue tine which is visible in the shading of the face and often on the hair and in the background. His flesh colors were fugitive.