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WP-2280z: Silhouette of a Gentleman Signed by Miers

SKU: WP-2280z


Silhouette of a gentleman, c.1780s, a member of the Layton family, Windsor, England, with obverse locket of hair. Gilt metal locket frame. Signed: Miers. John Miers is regarded as Britain's finest 18th century silhouette artist (England, 1758-1812). His early portraits were thin black paint on card, such as this fine example. Such miniature portraits are called "shades" or "profiles". 2" x 1 3/8" x 1/4".

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