Bonhams : Set of four pictures - Samuel Dixon
Set of four pictures - Samuel Dixon

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Lot 46
Set of four pictures - Samuel Dixon

Sold for £ 7,767 (US$ 9,801) inc. premium
A set of four late 18th century embossed and painted paper Pictures in the manner of James Dixon,
each inscribed to the rear of each 'Yellow & Green Cuckoo of Ceylon', 'Chinese Pheasant', 'Golden Crested (cockatoo)' and 'Blue Headed Pigeon from the Isle of Nicobar', each 28 cm. x 28.5 cm., some retouching and backgrounds possibly repainted, mounted within contemporary giltwood rectangular frames

Footnotes

  • A native of Dublin, Dixon specialised in bird and flower paintings and is associated with the technique of embossed paper pictures known as 'basso relievo'. Copper plates were used to press shaped images into paper which was then painted in gouache or watercolour. Dixon traded from Capel Street, Dublin and in the early 1750's employed three young boy painters to execute his work, James Riley, Gustavus Hamilton and Daniel O'Keefe who also later became miniature painters in their own right.
    A set of twelve similar pictures attributed to Samuel Dixon including the above four examples were sold at Sotheby's in June 1950 as lot 93.
Set of four pictures - Samuel Dixon
Set of four pictures - Samuel Dixon
Set of four pictures - Samuel Dixon
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