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# 43466

Richard Cosway (1742-1821) "Portrait of a young gentleman", superb miniature on ivory, 1790s

Price: 4500  EUR

(please note additional Austrian VAT (Value Added Tax) applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

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As our comparison images nr. 6-9 (also CLICK HERE) convincingly demonstrate we are dealing with a typical work of one of the few best English miniaturists of the late 18th century, Richard Cosway.

Richard Cosway was born in 1742 in Oakford near Bampton, Devon. The family was of Flemish descent and owned a considerable amount of property. Richard was attracted to art from early age on and copied many of the family pictures. The boy was sent to London before he turned twelve to study there under Thomas Hudson and at the Shipley's drawing school. He was awarded prizes at the Society of Arts in 1755-60 and began exhibiting in 1760. In 1769 he entered the Royal Academy Schools and exhibited at the R.A. in 1770-1806. In 1770 Cosway became an associate and in 1771 member of the Academy (RA after name). As a fashionable miniaturist he obtained in 1796 the coveted honour of being made Miniature Painter to the Prince of Wales, with whom he was in friendly terms. When the Prince became Regent in 1811, he was more selective of his immediate circle and Cosway was dropped and never regained his position. After two strokes in ca.1821, he was partially paralyzed and on the 4th July 1821 after another attack whilst out for a drive, he died before getting back home.
Cosway (as Daphne Foskett says) is probably one of the best known miniaturists of the British School. Works by him can be found in many important collections including those of H.M.the Queen, collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wallace collection, Fitzwilliam Museum, etc.

Provenance: English private collection

Condition: good; in 19th century frame

Creation Year: 1790s

Measurements:UNFRAMED:7,2x5,5cm/2,8x2,2in FRAMED: 14,1x10,0cm/5,6x3,9in

Object Type:Framed miniature

Style: Portrait miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory (oval)

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Creator: Richard Cosway

Creator Dates: 1742 Oakford-1821 Edgware (London)

Nationality:English / British

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