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A fine portrait miniature of a young Lady

£ 1,200

Artist: Samuel Andrews

5.5 cm (2 1/4")
with long brown hair decorated with blue turban, wearing a white dress with matching blue ribbon waistband.
Signed indistinctly with initials on the obverse and dated, 179(6?) in gold coloured frame

Andrews, an Irishman, moved to Madras in 1791, in 1795 he moved into the house that John Smart occupied where he advertised that he would attend to all orders for miniatures. By 1798 he moved to Calcutta. His work has been confused with that of John Smart whose style he imitated and with Sarah Addington whose initials he shared. He died in Patna 1807.
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
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Year                 1796
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Signed                 Signed indistinctly with initials on the obverse and dated
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