Miniature Portrait of an unknown Lady
Painted by the artist Gervase Spencer (1715?-1763)
Signed on the front GS
A pair of portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman; she wearing pale blue dress decorated with lace edging, matching bow at her corsage and beads around her shoulder, pearl necklace, drop pearl earring, her upswept hair adorned with strings of pearls; he wearing blue coat, chemise, white stock and natural wig. He signed and dated on the obverse, GS/ 1748; she signed on the obverse, GS, gilt-metal frames, his with reverse glazed to reveal a lock of blonde hair tied with gold wire on blue glass. Oval, 44mm high. Although sold together there is nothing to confirm that the sitters were related and hence it is not possibly to confirm a date for the miniture of the lady above.