The Patch

A. C. 1816


This gentleman’s black patch is without doubt the talking point of this portrait. His left eye looks a bit red and sore so presumably he has suffered a nasty injury just above the eye and preferred it not to show in his portrait. He is nonetheless smartly dressed in a shirt with a standing collar, lemon waistcoat and knotted stock.

The portrait is signed along the edge at four o’clock – A. C. 1816 – and resides in a later gilt metal frame that is enclosed on the reverse.

Item Ref. JH010

Size: 65 x 49mm

Provenance: UK Private Collection