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212: Miniature Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman

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Description

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.

Condition

In good condition. There is a small flake to the painting at the lower center near the the edge.
Buyer's Premium

23%

Estimate $200 – $400
Starting Bid $175
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