The Buttoned Waistcoat
French School, ca 1790
Enamel portraits are always so vibrant and this gentleman in his green coat bright red waistcoat is no exception. Quite why his waistcoat needs so many many gold buttons is a mystery! His powdered wig is worn en queue with side buckles (rolled curls).
Enamel on copper set in a gold frame enclosed on the back. There is some dust under the glass and light crazing visible when magnified.
Item Ref. 3606
Size: oval, 44 x 35mm
Provenance: Bonhams/Brooks, March 2001