18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, en grisaille on ivory

Artist/Maker CHARLES ROBERTSON (1760-1821)
Dimensions 3.50cm high   
Description Painted in sepia tones set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame, the reverse with glazed oval aperture of hair within gold mount and outer bright-cut border (glass cracked)

Robertson's powerful draftsmanship shines through in this enchanting portrait. With just a few shades of brown and white the artist has managed to capture a true likeness.
Exhibitions Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Literature The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 9, 43 (#169) 68 (sitter # 47).
Medium watercolour on ivory
Ref No. 4660
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