Frederick Buck (1765-1840)
Dressed in traditional white muslin, this young lady has a rosy complexion, sapphire blue eyes and pretty brown curls. The portrait is set in the original circular gold frame with a decorative hanging ring, the reverse glazed to show plaited brown hair.
In excellent condition, this piece would be a delight to wear as a pendant on a gold chain or ribbon.
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 military passing through the busy port on their way to foreign campaigns. He married twice and had at least eight children.
Item Ref. 7036
Size: 46mm diameter