Painted in the late 1790s (according to sitter's dress and hair-style) this miniature demonstrates the signature of the artist J. Both artist dictionaries of Saur and Schidlof mention this artist as working in Rome in the beginning of the 19th century see our images nr. Additionally, Saur writes that he was probably of Belgian origin.Besides that, catalogue of the Royal Collection of the House of Orange-Nassau, which contains two miniatures by Gillis provides his full name - Jacob Gillis see our image nr. Provenance: German private collection We are very grateful to our friend, world-best specialist in portrait miniatures Dr. Bodo Hofstetter (Switzerland) for his generous help. Measurements: UNFRAMED:7,7x6,2cm/3,0x2,4in FRAMED: 15,1x13,1cm/5,9x5,2in. Technique: watercolor on natural material. T; verso; label with legend. Themes: BELGIAN ITALIAN ROMAN MALE PORTRAIT.
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