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Portrait of a Gentleman, Adam Buck, c. 1820

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Portrait of a Gentleman, Adam Buck, c. 1820
Adam Buck, c. 1820 Watercolour and colour pencil on card. Portrait of a gentleman wearing dark coat over white shirt with stock and cravat. Signed "Adam Buck" and dated 18-- to obverse. Rectangular, 12.25 cms. X 10.25. cms. (5 inches X 4 1/4 inches). Excellent condition. Sitter is unknown and frame, while appropriate, is modern replacement, which is the reason for such an attractive price for a work of art by this extremely sought-after Regency artist. The artist Adam Buck was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1759. He was the elder son of Jonathan Buck, a silversmith. Buck practiced for some years in Cork, painting miniatures and small portraits in watercolour. He went to London in 1795 and exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institute, and the Society of British Artists between 1795-1833, and at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1802. Examples of his work are in the Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, and the British Museum, London, and The National Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. His portraits regularly sell for many thousands of dollars.

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