A Striking Charles Dixon Miniature Portrait c1750
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A fine miniature by Charles Dixon, signed "CD" and dated 1750. The subject is a gentleman with his hair tied back, wearing a blue coat, red waistcoat, and black stock. Presented in a gilt metal mount with bracelet clasp, measuring 1 3/8" by 1 1/8".
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Information about Charles Dixon (fl 1748 - 1798) appears to be quite sparse, and there is not even certainty that his first name was Charles since those pieces he signed were done so with "CD". It is known that Benjamin Franklin commissioned two portrait miniatures of himself from Dixon, and also that Dixon had several royal clients. Examples of his work are in the Royal Collection, the V & A and other museums.
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