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Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing green coat with black collar and white frilled shirt 

Henry Edridge (1769-1821)

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman, wearing green coat with black collar and white frilled shirt, Henry Edridge
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Watercolour on ivory
18th Century
Oval, 2in (51 mm) high
 
Provenance:
Private Aristocratic Collection
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Later gold plate frame.

Henry Edridge began his training as an artist Apprenticed to the mezzotint engraver Wiliam Pether, who was also a miniaturist. From 1784, he studied at the Royal Academy Schools, where his work was much admired (and acquired) by Sir Joshua Reyolds. From 1789 he set himself up as an independent miniature painter and this beautifully studied portrait of a gentleman in green probably dates from his early years as an independent professional artist.
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