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Portrait Miniature of Young Gent, att. to Day

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Portrait Miniature of Young Gent, att. to Day
Portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young gent, bearing an inscription attributing the work to C. W. Day. The sitter wears a brown coat, and a white vest and cravat. His cheeks are ruddy and his chestnut hair is fashionably disheveled. The inscription on the reverse is a bit hard to read from water damage: C W Day delt 1815, Samuel Burgess aged 25. Day worked in London, Florence and the West Indies; in 1815 he was in England. Good condition; a little rubbing to body color at the bottom edge; wear to frame. Measures 4 3/4 by 4 1/4; sight size is 2 1/2 by 2.

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