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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 166

    J. LEWIS (BRITISH, FL. 1801-1808)

    Master Ackerman, in brown coat with black collar, brown breeches, grey waistcoat, white frilled shirt, an artist's portfolio under his left arm, a paintbrush in his left hand; seated in a landscape

    Price Realised  

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    J. LEWIS (BRITISH, FL. 1801-1808)
    Master Ackerman, in brown coat with black collar, brown breeches, grey waistcoat, white frilled shirt, an artist's portfolio under his left arm, a paintbrush in his left hand; seated in a landscape
    inscribed on backing card 'Portrait of Master Ackerman J Lewis 101 Strand' and, in a later hand, 'master ackerman by J. Lewis'
    on ivory
    oval, 3 11/16 in. (94 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with glazed reverse


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    Provenance

    Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989) Collection, New Orleans, La., inv. no. 156; Sotheby's, London, 22 June 1981, lot 160.


    Literature

    L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, I, p. 499, II, p. 996-997, illustrated IV, pl. 365, fig. 737.
    D. Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, London, 1972, I, p. 382 ('The general effect is good'), illustrated II, pl. 211, no. 531.
    D. Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 589.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1806, no. 670 (as 'Portrait of Master Akerman' [sic.]).