Joseph Pastorini (1773-1839)
This well-detailed portrait depicts a rather dandified gentleman with raised eyebrows and a supercilious smile. He is shown in a powdered bag wig worn en queue and tied with black ribbon and is wearing a double-breasted blue coat with gold buttons over a very fine lace cravat.
Set in the original gold frame, the reverse with a glazed aperture revealing woven brown hair.
Joseph Pastorini was of Italian descent. He worked in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1812 and 1834.
Item Ref. 3231
Size: oval, 66 x 54mm