English School, circa 1810 A Gentleman, presumed to be the Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), wearing blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat
Lot 75Y
English School
circa 1810
A Gentleman, presumed to be the Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), wearing blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
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Lot Details
English School, circa 1810
A Gentleman, presumed to be the Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), wearing blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat.
Gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal sprays of hair set with split seed pearls and gilt-wire on opalescent glass.
Oval, 76mm (3in) high

Footnotes

  • The composition of the present lot appears to be based on Alexander Nasmyth's 1787 portrait of Robert Burns (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Acc. No.SNPG 1063). The colours of Burns' coat and waistcoat have been altered, his hair has been brushed forward at the sides and the landscape behind him, evoking his rural upbringing in Ayrshire, has been replaced with a sky background in the present miniature.
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