Well-known to collectors and Jane Austen enthusiasts, Irish artist Adam Buck (1759–1833) was one of Regency England’s most sought-after portrait painters. He worked in Ireland for twenty years, becoming an accomplished miniaturist; but moved to London in 1795 and immediately gained a roster of star clients including the Duke of York and his scandalous mistress, Mary Anne Clarke. This summer exhibition celebrates Adam Buck’s influence on Georgian art and style, showing over sixty works from private collections including watercolours, small portraits and miniatures; examples of his decorative designs for porcelain and fans; and his prints. Buck was born to a family of silversmiths in Cork, the second of four surviving children. His younger brother, Frederick (1765– 1840), became an established miniature painter who worked in Cork his entire life. Details of Adam’s

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