A gentleman, in profile to right, in coat and frilled cravat antique bronzed silhouette portrait by John Miers, with trade label, late 1700's. John Miers (1756–1821) is considered the finest 18th Century painter of silhouettes. He operated a very successful business at his London studio. His talent was achieving a perfect likenesses and delicate shading to show detail of hair and clothes. Comes in original rectangular ebonized frame with fine, gilt bronze accents and ring. The name of the sitter and a dedication "Marquis of Lothian given by him to Lady Emily B..." is handwritten on the reverse of the frame. William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian was born 4 October 1763 and died 27 April 1824. In good condition with imperfections as shown. Photo taken through glass which explains reflections. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 5.9" by 4.9" (15 cm by 12.5 cm); Visible Image: 3.1" by 2.4" (8 cm by 6 cm) approximately.
Item ID: 1690
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