So Dashing . . .
With his rumpled curls and side-whiskers, this young gentleman is à la mode and has a real twinkle in his eye. The fashion for vertically striped waistcoats, known as the jockey waistcoat, dates the portrait to just after 1805. This was also the period when shirt collars were high enough to graze a gentleman’s face.
The portrait is painted in watercolour in shades of grey and resides in a rosewood frame with a narrow gilt slip.
Item Ref. 5589
Size: framed, 230 x 191mm (9 x 7¾")