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A Portrait of a distinguished looking Gentleman

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Artist: Ozias Humphry

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4496
Wearing a maroon coat, and grey powdered bag wig, set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame
Signed in monogram on the obverse

Humphry was a leading English painter of portrait miniatures, later oils and pastels, of the 18th century. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791, and in 1792 he was appointed Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King (i.e. pastels). After spending some time travelling in Italy he was in India between 1785-87.
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Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp. 6, 13 (#5)
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 A couple of scratches to the surface of the glass
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