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Enamel miniature - Portrait of an unknown man
  • Portrait of an unknown man
    Cotes, Samuel, born 1734 - died 1818
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Portrait of an unknown man

  • Object:

    Enamel miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1760s (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cotes, Samuel, born 1734 - died 1818 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamel on metal

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Oval quarter length portrait miniature of an unknown man with a rather pink complexion, large dark red lapels on his coat, and a yellow motif at the edges.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


1760s (painted)


Cotes, Samuel, born 1734 - died 1818 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Enamel on metal

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 34 mm, Width: 31 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown man, enamel on metal, painted by Samuel Cotes (1734-1818).

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

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


Enamel; Metal



Subjects depicted



Portraits; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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