A fine enamel of Captain Cook

Artist/Maker CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ZINCKE (c.1683-c.1767)
Dimensions 4.50cm high   
Description Wearing blue coat and full-bottomed wig
painted in enamel, set in the original gold coloured frame

Zubcje was born in Dresden and died in Lambeth (now London). He apprenticed his father and also studied painting. In 1706 he came to London to work at Charles Boit's studio, and when Boit left for France eight years later Zincke inherited many of his fashionable clients. He went on to become the most successful enamel painter of his era.
Provenance Christie's 13 December 1983
Exhibitions Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Literature The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 6, 17 (#25) 67 (sitter # 6)
Signed Not opened
Medium enamel on copper
Condition Good
Ref No. 4515
Price Sold
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