This is a stunning little Regency era folk art portrait miniature! One of our favorites in fact. Please do excuse the reflections on the glass, our friend was tricky to photograph on an English sunny day.
This charming portrait miniature of a gentleman was painted in England during the circa 1810 period. The watercolour portrait on card features a very handsome young male sitter in three quarter view. We adore his fashionable hair, large brown eyes and gentle expression. The portrait is housed behind old glass in a later c 1860s frame with the most decorative gold mount. The frame features its original framer's label reading ‘Charles M’Gonigle, Picture Frame Manufacture and Dealer In Prints.’ This is a rare label with very few known examples of Charles McGonigle’s frames.
Charles McGonigle’s premises were located at 136 Lancaster Road, Preston, England. Charles McGonigle was born in Liverpool, Lancashire in abt. 1813 and died in Preston, Lancashire in 1864. He was a cabinet maker and picture framer manufacturer. He lived at 136 Lancaster Road, Preston with his wife and children during the 1860s.
This is a fabulous little portrait in a really decorative frame, the entire combination just glows and has a fine patina! This unopened little genuine portrait is perfect for anyone who loves all things Regency, or who is wishing to add to their collection of early 19th century portrait miniatures.
Measuring: Frame width 4.25 inch (11 cm) by height 4 7/8 inch (12.5 cm). Aperture width 1.75 inch (4.5 cm) by height 2 1/8 inch (5.5 cm).
Condition: Old dust under the glass, old green verdigris to the sides of the under glass gilt mount. A few areas of old gilt touch ups to frame. A few surface scratches to hair section and some paint loss to his shirt frill.
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Antique Early 19th Century Portrait Miniature Handsome Gentleman Folk Art Portrait C 1810
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