Mr Coley by William Hamlet the Elder

After 1806


A well-delineated bust-length silhouette of a rather imposing gentleman named Mr Coley reverse painted on convex glass in solid black with thinned pigment used for the hair and shirt frill. Other costume and hair details have been scratched in using a needle. The profile is backed with plaster and is set in the original papier-mâché frame with a floral hanger. It is backed with the artist’s trade label used whilst his studio was at no. 12 Union Street, Bath.

Item Ref. 5344

Size: 131 x 113mm (5¼ x 4½")