|HENRY EDRIDGE AND JOHN MIERS|
Miniatura ovale dipinta su avorio con il ritratto di un gentiluomo inglese attribuita a Henry Edridge. Cornice in oro ornata lungo i profili da una composizione di capelli intrecciati. Il retro presenta una silohuette in avorio con profilo maschile firmata Miers e circondata da uno smalto blù traslucido a motivi guilloché.
Henry Edridge (British 1768-1821) and John Miers (British 1758-1821).
A young gentleman, seated, his head resting against his left hand, in black coat, frilled white cravat and cuff, his hair worn en queue.
on ivory, gold frame with plaited hair border, the reverse centred with a silhouette on ivory of a gentleman in profile to the right signed Miers, translucent blue glass surround on guilloché ground.
The studio of John Miers produced silhouettes for jewellery settings wich were painted by John Miers and his associated John Field. Many works by Field were signed Miers and distinctions between the signatures are discussed fully in S. McKechnie, "British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860", pag. 690, illustrated pp. 700-701, plates 1496-1507. On the basis of this research the present silhouette has been attribuited to John Miers.
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