Ozias Humphry, circa 1775 A Gentleman with powdered wig
Ozias Humphry, circa 1775 A Gentleman with powdered wig

OZIAS HUMPHRY R.A (1742-1810)

Ozias Humphry, circa 1775 A Gentleman with powdered wig

c. 1775 England

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Ozias Humphry, circa 1775 A Gentleman with powdered wig, wearing a scarlet coat and white chemise Signed with monogram on the obverse, Set in the original gold frame, the reverse engraved O.Humphries/ 1775.

Humphry did not wish to assist his mother in the family lace making business and having showed an aptitude for drawing he was sent to London in 1757 to study art. He was apprenticed to Samuel Collins, whose practice he succeeded to when Collins went to Dublin. He was employed by the King. In 1773 he travelled with George Romney to Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples returning to London in 1777. It was during these years of travel that this portrait was taken. In 1785 Humphry went to India where he painted portraits of Europeans and natives. He is considered to be one of the best miniaturists of the 18th century.
Dimensions
Height 1.75 inch (4.44 cm)
Stock Code
2339
Signed/Inscribed
The reverse engraved O.Humphries/ 1775.
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