Unknown - portrait of man in a wig of 1735

This miniature had previously been classified as European, but a kind expert has advised it is more likely to be British.

The sitter and artist are unknown. Based upon a comparison with wig examples shown in Corson, "Fashions in Hair" this appears most similar to one in Plate 68 (I) which is described as a "long bob", but "sometimes called a miniater's or clergyman's bob" and dates from around 1735.

However, this type was probably in use for many years from that date. 794

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