Frederick Buck Portrait Miniature c1814
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A nice c1814 example of a Frederick Buck miniature of a woman in a blue dress. The backing of the mini has "Caroline ??? 1814". Presented in what might be the original frame, which measures 4 3/4" by 4 1/8". The sight size is 2 3/4" by 2 1/8". Excellent condition.
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Frederick Buck, the younger brother of Adam Buck, was born in Cork in 1771, where he had a thriving practice as a miniaturist for an extended period. During the Peninsular War (1808 - 1814), when Cork was a busy port of embarkation of troops, Buck had so many orders for portraits of officers and others going to the war that he kept a supply of partly-painted ivories to which he added the heads and the regimental facings, especially needed when his customers gave him hurried sittings. Consequently, examples of this type of Buck's work are not uncommon. Buck was successful enough in his profession that he was able to retire some years before his death, which took place in 1839 or 1840. Examples of his work are in the V & A Museum.
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