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A fine miniature, painted in watercolor on natural material, by George Place. The subject is a rather jowly hazel-eyed fellow in liturgical garb. Housed in its original gold plated case.
The painting is in excellent condition with no issues. The black or white specs in the photo are only in the photograph. Size of the cased painting is 2 3/8" by 2".
NOTE: George Place (c1760 - 1805) was born in Ireland and studied there under F.R. West. By 1791 he was living in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1791 to 1797. In 1798 he moved to Lucknow, India, where he was well paid for many paintings for the Nawab. Place died in Lucknow in 1805. Most of Place's paintings were destroyed in the Indian Mutiny (also known as India's First War of Independence).
Paintings by Place are in the V & A and the British Museum.