A portrait miniature of an unknown fashionable young Gentleman

Artist/Maker JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
Dimensions 3.20cm high   
Description wearing rust coloured doublet secured with jewelled buttons, a fine white lace Van Dyck style collar and blue robe over his right shoulder.
set in the original gilt-metal frame

Although it has not been possible to identify the sitter here was clearly a man of wealth who followed the "Cavalier" fancy-dress costume called a Van Dyke, which was popular during the reign of George III.
Exhibitions Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Literature The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 10, 54 (#232).
Signed Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1765
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Chip to glass. Dusty around the edge, old damp patch around the bottom of the hair across the neck and chin
Ref No. 4723
Price £3000.00
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