A Beautiful Boy
A fine quality watercolour portrait miniature of a young boy, circa 1830. The high carat gold frame is set with rubies in closed back settings. The brooch encloses a miniature of a young boy with brown curls and piercing blue eyes, wearing a scarlet jacket with lace fichu collar. The painting is after and in the style of Joshua Reynolds, who was renowned for his naturalistic portraits of children. The brooch measures 2 and 1/3 inches by 2 inches. Beautifully executed miniature, immaculate condition.
The Angerstein children by Joshua Reynolds, 1783.