Charles Beale (British, 1660-circa 1714)
Charles Taylor (b.1656), aged 32, wearing brown cloak and white cravat, his natural hair worn long.
Watercolour on vellum, Gold frame with pierced spiral cresting, the reverse engraved with sitter's coat of arms surrounded by inscription CAROLUS TAYLOR GEN. NATUS 8o DIE DECEMBRIS 1656: DELINEATS 22o DIE: FEBRUARII: 1689.
Oval, 38mm (1 1/2in) high
Provenance: Christie's, 16 November 1976, lot 67
Purchased in 1977
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.7
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.22-3 and 57, ill.col.pl.4