Christian Richter

September 20, 2019 9:08 am Published by

Richter was born in Stockholm, after visiting Berlin and Dresden he came to London in 1702 where he knew the Swedish painters Hysing and Dahl as well as Boit . He became one of the leading miniaturists in England painted in oil and is said to have painted miniatures on enamel.

He used a minute stippling on the face combined with a number of nearly perpendicular small brush strokes which, with a lens, can be seen even on the eyeballs. He favoured a reddish grey shading and painted on a thin parchmente

 

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