A Fine portrait of a fashionable young lady
A Fine portrait of a fashionable young lady

GERVASE SPENCER (died 1763)

A Fine portrait of a fashionable young lady

1748 United Kingdom

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A Fine portrait of a fashionable young lady wearing gold embroidered blue dress with puff sleeves, white lace ruff collar and matching gold trimmed blue cap
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Spencer specialised in painting portrait of women in historical or exotic dress. The fashion for wearing historical dress referring back to Elizabethan portraiture, inspired by the work of Holbein or Van Dyck, was popular throughout the eighteenth century and fuelled by engravings of earlier portraits. The puff sleeves with embroidered bodice, small ruff and cap were fashionable with the ladies of 1560’s. The sitter in this miniature is clearly a lady of wealth to be attired in such a lavish costume
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Dimensions
Height 47.00 mm (1.85 inches)
Stock Code
2611
Medium
enamel on copper
Signed/Inscribed
Enamel signed on the reverse G. Spencer fec. London 1748
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