12 June 2006
JAMES REILY (IRISH, D. 1780 OR 1788)
A young gentleman, in gold-trimmed blue coat with gold buttons, matching waistcoat, white frill cravat, powdered wig en queue
signed and dated 'IReily 1764' (mid-right)
oval, 1½ in. (38 mm.) high, gilt-metal bracelet frame
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For a miniature of a lady by Reily also dated 1764, see P. Caffrey, Treasures to Hold, Dublin, 2000, p. 70, no. 50.
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