A charming portrait of a young boy

Artist/Maker RICHARD COSWAY (1742-1821)
Dimensions 3.50cm high   
Description with short brown curling hair, wearing a blue tunic with fine Van Dyck collar made of lace
set in the original gilt-metal frame

This is a delightful portrait from Cosway's early career before he introduced the use of Antwerp blue in his backgrounds
Exhibitions Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Literature The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 52 (#217) erroneously described as by Richard Crosse.
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Minor paint loss to the border at the base of the portrait
Ref No. 4708
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