Gentleman in Blue

Bernard Lens III

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A Modest School portrait of a gentleman in a blue coat, signed L in gold; original gold frame.

A third generation miniature painter, Bernard Lens (1682-1740) was one of the principal miniaturists of the day. In addition to painting, he also taught drawing at Eton and was one of the first to use ivory as an alternative to vellum as a base.

 

Item Ref. 4300

Size: 43 x 37mm