After Johann-Elias Haid (Augsburg, 1739-1809)
Enamel Portrait Miniature of Commander John Paul Jones
Polychrome enamel on a convex oval copper plate, 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in., in a gold-painted frame with gesso ribbon and wreath.
Condition: No obvious damage or repair to the portrait, frame has minor spots of gesso loss.
Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, mid 1970s.
Note: The enamel portrait, likely made c. 1790-1800, is a rendition of the well-known mezzotint portrait John Paul Jones, Commander of a Squadron in the Service of the Thirteen United States of North America, 1779 published c. 1780, depicting Jones in a blue naval uniform with white facings and gilt epaulets holding a telescope with a ship on the sea in the background and a cliff to his right.
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