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Silhouette portrait of a gentleman set into the bezel of a ring

  • Object:

    Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1821 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Miers, John, born 1758 - died 1821 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silhouette on ivory, set into a ring

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Captain Desmond Coke

  • Museum number:

    P.172-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 7, box E

Physical description

Silhouette portrait depicting a gentleman, painted in black on an elliptical piece of ivory, set into the bezel of a ring. Signed by the artist.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1821 (made)

Artist/maker

Miers, John, born 1758 - died 1821 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Silhouette on ivory, set into a ring

Marks and inscriptions

Miers
Signed below the bust

Dimensions

Height: 0.9375 in Size of ivory, Width: 0.46875 in

Descriptive line

Silhouette portrait on ivory depicting a gentleman, set into the bezel of a ring, by John Miers. Great Britain, ca. 1780-1821.

Materials

Metal; Ivory

Techniques

Silhouette; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Rings; Silhouettes

Categories

Drawings; Portraits; Accessories; Jewellery

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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