A Lady possibly the artist's wife
A Lady possibly the artist's wife
A Lady possibly the artist's wife
A Lady possibly the artist's wife
A Lady possibly the artist's wife

Attributed to HENRY SPICER (1743-1804)

A Lady possibly the artist's wife

1790 BC United Kingdom

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The sitter is shown wearing a portrait miniature of herself, the reverse with elaborate gold monogram M H(?)S. There is another version of this portrait showing the sitter in a similar pose but wearing a brown dress. It is believed the sitter may be Margaret, Spicer's wife.

Spicer was the Portrait Painter in enamel to H.R.H The Prince of Wales
A miniaturist, enamel painter and engraver, he was born in Reepham in Norfolk in 1742 and was the pupil of Gervase Spencer and the teacher of William Birch (1755-1834), the artist who may have introduced the art of enamel portraits to America. He was a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain and was appointed secretary in 1773. In 1770 he was elected a member of the Society of Antiquaries and exhibited for the first time in the Royal Academy in 1774. He later relocated to Dublin where he lived for several years, returning to London in 1782 where he painted this miniature in 1787.
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Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
4823
Medium
enamel on copper
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