A young Lady with powdered hair
A young Lady with powdered hair

ANDREW PLIMER (1763-1837)

A young Lady with powdered hair

1787 United Kingdom

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A young lady with powdered hair

Set in the original gold frame, the reverse with locks of hair on blue glass ground within gold mount and plaited hair border

Plimer, a pupil of Richard Cosway, left Cosway's studio in 1785 to set up on his own. He had a practice in Great Maddox Street, Hanover Square for a year then moved to Cambridge and married in 1801 a Joanna Knight. Plimer and his family toured through Devon and Cornwall and by 1815 he was in Exeter. He finally settled in Brighton in 1835 where he died in 1837.
This work falls into Plimer's earliest examples, which are sometimes more attractive and more natural than those he executed later. The early pieces were usually signed A.P. as is the case here.
An English Private Collection
Height 58.00 mm (2.28 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1787
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