HENRY SPICER
“Gent in Blue Coat”

An antique miniature painting of a gentleman by Henry Spicer (1743-1804). He is wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and black collar, white waistcoat and cravat, his hair powdered.

Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.

Frame:  The miniature is painted on enamel and set within a gilt metal mount.

Provenance:  The late Timothy Clowes Collection.  Christie’s, London, 25 May 2004, lot #33 (see last photo)

Condition:  Excellent condition.

Measurements:  Painting measures 7.5 x 6cm.

Biography:  Henry Spicer was born at Reepham, Norfolk, and was a pupil of Gervase Spencer. He exhibited at the Society of Artists in London,from 1765 to 1783, and at the Royal Academy from 1774 to 1804. In 1778 he came to Dublin, where he acquired a good practice, painting many of the most eminent personages of the time. He was patronized by the Earl of Dartrey, whose portrait in enamel, done in London in 1798, is in possession of the present Earl. A portrait of “Lady Anne Dawson,” done the same year, was exhibited at South Kensington in 1865. Spicer worked both in enamel and water-colour. His stay in Ireland does not appear to have been long.

He died in Great Newport Street, London, on 8th June, 1804, aged 61.

£2,200

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