Beale, Charles (?) - portrait of a man

This miniature portrait had been attributed to Charles Beale the Elder (1631-1705), but more recent scholarship suggests that may not be the case.

The technique looks more European than English and Beale is perhaps optimistic as an attribution, as the drawing of the face is a bit heavy handed for him and the costume a bit weak.It appears to be painted on vellum or card.

The sitter is unknown. 758

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