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About the dealer
About the object
A portrait miniature of a Gentleman, watercolour on ivory
Signed on the obverse and dated 1805
In gold coloured frame, the reverse with locks of hair on silk background
Becoming an accomplished miniaturist in the 1780s whilst still in Ireland, Buck made a permanent move to London in 1795 - his residences there included 174 Piccadilly (1795-8), Frith Street, Soho (1799-1802) and Bentinck Street (1813-20).
His patrons included Angelica Catalani (an opera singer), JP Kemble, Sir Francis Burdett, Thomas Hope, George IV, the duke of York and his mistress Mary Anne Clarke.