AN EXTREMELY RARE ENAMEL PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A GENTLEMAN,
BY WILLIAM PREWETT,
SIGNED AND INDISTINCTLY DATED, CIRCA 1730.
Oval: 1 3/8 inches.
Prewett's miniatures are extremely rare as are signed examples in particular.
William Prewett (or Prewitt) (1735-1750?)
Prewett was born in Suffolk and was a student of Zincke and is considered one of the best enamellists of the British school. Miniature by him, according to Foskett, are scarce.