John Barry (British, active 1784-1827)
A Gentleman, wearing dark grey coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied stock, his hair powdered.
Gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal locks of hair tied with split seed pearls on opalescent glass.
Oval, 65mm (2 9/16in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1986
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.31
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.64