Miers And Field Silhouette Portrait Of A Gentleman Circa.1800
Miers And Field Silhouette Portrait Of A Gentleman Circa.1800
Miers And Field Silhouette Portrait Of A Gentleman Circa.1800
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Miers And Field Silhouette Portrait Of A Gentleman Circa.1800

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John Miers 1756-1821 and John Field 1772-1848. British School Late 18th./early19th.Century. Silhouette portrait of a Gentleman wearing a buttoned coat. Painted and bronzed plaster in original frame with Miers and Field trade label to reverse. 6.1 by 7.6 cms.

Miers was born in Leeds, where he worked as a painter of profile portraits, known as silhouettes, from 1781. He also travelled to various towns in the north of England and spent time in Edinburgh before settling in London in 1788. Miers was the best known and most prolific maker of this fashionable type of portrait, producing thousands of silhouettes which were considered to be excellent likenesses. It took two minutes to sit for a silhouette, the price for which ranged from 7 shillings and sixpence to one guinea.