Trott, Benjamin - portrait of a man
This miniature is in a front opening case and may be by Benjamin Trott (c1770-1843), although it is a fuller than usual figure. In describing Trott's technique, Johnson notes "an assured, dashing, fluid brushwork applied in clear colors. Backgrounds with a sky motif were created by floating on thin washes of white and blue and leaving large areas of the pure ivory unpainted".
The portrait is quite similar to figure 242 in Johnson, where Trott had a lightly hatched background, but without any patches of blue sky, as was later more typical, but the sitter is unknown. 1050
Posted by Don Shelton at 2:59 PM