Miniature Portrait of an unknown Lady
Painted by the artist Gervase Spencer (1715?-1763)
Signed on the front GS 1761
A Lady, seated on a green upholstered chair, wearing pale yellow open robe over lace trimmed blue dress decorated with bows on the bodice, matching bow at her left elbow, large white lace cuffs, double-strand blue choker tied at the back with a yellow ribbon bow, blue earring and matching aigrette in her upswept hair, black ribbon bracelet about her right wrist, she rests her cheek against her raised hand. Signed on obverse with initials and dated GS/ 1761, set in original fishskin case lined with red velvet. Oval, 46mm (1 13/16in) high. Bonhams 22 Nov 2006, Lot 73.