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John James Masquerier
CHELSEA 1778 - 1855 BRIGHTON
PORTRAIT OF MISS BRISTOW, HALF LENGTH, WITH A WHITE DRESS AND RED CLOAK FALLING FROM SHOULDERS

Literature

R. R. M. Sée, Masquerier and his Circle, London 1922, p. 183.

Catalogue Note

John James Masquerier was a British painter, who mostly worked on portraits. Many of the sitters he portrayed had ties to the theatrical world as a result of his group of friends, which included Joseph Grimaldi, one of the greatest clowns in English history.1 His second wife, Miss Bristow, the Drury Lane actress, is the subject of this portrait.2

1. R. R. M. Sée, Masquerier and his Circle, London 1922, p. 32.
2. Ibid, pp. 33 and 183.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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