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163 THE CHRISTMAS SALE - ART & COLLECTIBLES· TIMED AUCTION - ENDS MONDAY 13 DECEMBER 2021 6PM 152 William Bate (c. 1759-1845) SAINT CECELIA, 1816 enamel on ivory bears artist’s name and date on reverse; also bears inscription [painted by W Bate, Painter in Enamel to H. R. H. Princess Elizabeth, 1816] on reverse 8.25 by 6in. (21 by 15.2cm) Frame Dimensions: 10.25 by 8in. (26 by 20.3cm) Strickland’s Dictionary of Irish Artists records William Bate thus: He belonged to a family who, for two or three generations, were watchmakers and jewellers in Dublin, and perhaps a son of William Bate, Jeweller, who died in 1783. In the same year the marriage of a William Bate, described as a watchmaker and artist, is recorded. Very little information can be gathered as to his career; he appears to have had a considerable practice both in Dublin and London and was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1799-1827. In 1817, his address being given as “Dublin”, he exhibited a miniature of Mrs Musters, and in 1819 he has a miniature in the exhibition in Hawkins Street, Dublin. He held the appointment of “Painter in Enamel to the Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of York.” Bate died in or before 1845, for on the 10th of June of that year a sale, by the direction of his executors, was held in Dublin of his pictures, china, enamels, miniatures, etc. In the catalogue the following miniatures by Bate himself are entered: Duke of Schomberg, Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, un nished, Primate Robinson, after Reynolds, Miss O’Neill, Mrs. Wo ngton, Handel, Napoleon, George IV, Lord Byron, un nished, Duke of York, Duchess of Kent after Beechey, C.J. Fox, Nell Gwynn, and many others unnamed. €1,000-€1,500 (£840-£1,260 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot152