Gervase Spencer Self Portrait

1715?-1763

 

 Artist and miniature portrait painter who was based in London.

Dated as 1749 but may have been earlier as he looks younger than 34.

 

Cincinnati Art Museum.  Accession No  1990.1690.  Title  SELF-PORTRAIT.  Artist/Maker  Gervase Spencer (English, b.Circa 1715, d.1763).  Date  1749.  Period  18th Century.  Place  England.  Classification  Portrait Miniature/Painting.  Measurements  1 9/16 x 1 1/4 in. (4 x 3.2 cm).  Medium  watercolor on ivory.  Signature/Marks  signed and dated, on backing paper: Gervas Spencer / Pinxt / Marlbro Street / London / 1749.  Credit Line  Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleischmann in memory of Julius Fleischmann.  Copyright Credit  Cincinnati Art Museum.    www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org 

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