The Artist’s Cap
Sepia Memorial Reverse
This gentleman is wearing a brown coat and matching waistcoat with a soft cap in a style that was much favoured during the late 18th / early 19th century by artists and sometimes by writers. The initials J B (possibly I B) on the reverse are the only clue to his identity.
The reverse side shows a wonderful sepia memorial painting of a young lady in a bonnet and dainty shoes visiting the artist’s tomb overshadowed by the traditional weeping willow and cypress trees to symbolise sorrow and mourning.
Both paintings are in fine condition with just a little dust visible under the front glass. The portrait is set in a narrow gold frame with an attractive beaded border and bail.
Item Ref. 7168
Size: 44 x 36mm + frame