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Silhouette of General George Dick

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1824 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Miers, John, born 1758 - died 1821 (artist)
    Field, John, born 1771 - died 1848 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silhouette

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Captain Desmond Coke

  • Museum number:

    P.134-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case BECK2, shelf 2

Physical description

Oval silhouette portrait miniature of General George Dick, painted in bronze on plaster. Lettered with inscription about the sitter journeying to India, the date of his return, and the Miers and Field company address.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1824 (made)

Artist/maker

Miers, John, born 1758 - died 1821 (artist)
Field, John, born 1771 - died 1848 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Silhouette

Marks and inscriptions

General George Dick, Taken May 1 / 824 / when he went to India / the last time on the Staff with Paris / Dick & Henry Kerr. He sailed in / the Fairlie, Captain Auldum & / returned in May 1829 / This likeness done by Miers and Field / 111 Strand, London. They furnish Copies / without the necessity, of sitting again.
Inscribed on a label on the back

Dimensions

Height: 3.1875 in, Width: 2.59 in

Descriptive line

Silhouette portrait miniature of General George Dick, painted in bronze on plaster by the (John) Miers and (John) Field silhouette company. Great Britain, 1824.

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Silhouette; Painting

Subjects depicted

Generals; Military; Silhouettes; Portrait

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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