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Portrait miniature - Portrait miniature of an hunting gentleman
  • Portrait miniature of an hunting gentleman
    Bestland, Charles
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Portrait miniature of an hunting gentleman

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bestland, Charles (artist)
    Bestland, Cantelowe (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painting on ivory

  • Museum number:

    P.44-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 2, box K

Physical description

Full length portrait miniature on ivory of an armed hunting gentleman with a long rifle, wearing a red coat, and accompanied by a hound and two smaller dogs.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Bestland, Charles (artist)
Bestland, Cantelowe (artist)

Materials and Techniques

painting on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated 1790

Dimensions

Height: 67 mm, Width: 54 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an armed hunting gentleman in a red coat, accompanied by dogs, by C. Bestland, (probably Charles Bestland but possibly an engraver by the name of Cantelowe Bestland). Great Britain, ca. early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of Miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Emmett Microform, 1981

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Dogs; Hunting; Rifle; Portrait

Categories

Portraits; Paintings; Hunting

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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