We would like to introduce you to Jeremiah Meyer.
This painting is of Nathaniel Dance-Holland’s friend, Jeremiah, but he didn’t finish it!
What do you think he’s holding?
How would you finish the painting?
If you look closely, you can see some orange on Jeremiah’s shoulder. It’s a clue as to what the whole painting would look like! Imagine if he were wearing an orange coat.
Who was he?
Jeremiah Meyer was also an artist! He helped to create the Royal Academy in London, a school that still exists today.
Meyer painted portrait miniatures, small pictures of people that you could keep with you, kind of like a photo in a wallet or a locket. Meyer invented a new technique for painting miniatures. To learn more, tap the “miniatures” button.