The fine quality of this portrait of an unknown man shows the subtlety of Benson’s painting technique. The sitter’s dress is depicted in great detail, from the fur lining of his cloak adorned with enamelled buttons to the gold pins on his hat and sleeves. He may have been a jeweller or a goldsmith on account of the quantity of fine jewellery he wears, including the ring he displays in his right hand.
Where to see this painting?
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England, CV35 9HZ
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