Dressed to Kill

Circa 1790


Military and naval dress has long had an influence on everyday fashion and this dapper Georgian gentleman was certainly on trend with his nautically inspired blue coat with its stand-up collar, gold braid and buttons. Even his waistcoat is edged with gold. His powdered wig is tied in a queue with black ribbon. Clearly a gentleman who liked to indulge himself as evidenced not just by his rich attire but also but his double chin!

The portrait is set in the original gold frame with a beautiful border of seed pearls. The reverse is enclosed and is engraved with initials JMP.

Item Ref. 5980

Size: framed, 46 x 38mm