Gentleman by Frederick Buck (1765-1840)

Circa 1800


A strongly coloured portrait of a ruddy-cheeked gentleman with blue eyes, grey hair and a five o’clock shadow set against a clouded blue sky backdrop. He is wearing a blue coat with brass buttons and deep cut revers worn over a fastened waistcoat and knotted white stock.

Watercolour on ivory set in a gold (untested) frame with bevelled glass, the reverse with a blue glass border surrounding a gold-mounted aperture glazed to reveal the monogram AD set on plaited hair.

The younger son of an Irish silversmith, Frederick Buck was a prolific and resourceful artist working mostly in his native Cork where his sitters comprised the local gentry and the passing military. He married twice and had at least eight children.

Item Ref. 5339

Size: 63 x 50mm