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A Gentleman in Crimson, by Henry Spicer, FSA, Circa 1785

A British portrait miniature in enamel of a gentleman with blue eyes and powdered hair, wearing a crimson coat and pale blue waistcoat, with a white stock and lace cravat. The painting is set in the original gold locket frame, with a solid reverse.

Henry Spicer, F.S.A. (1743-1804), studied with Gervase Spencer and exhibited at the Society of Artists from 1765-1783, and the Royal Academy 1774-1804. He went to Dublin in 1776 and painted prominent people there, returning to London in 1782, where he was appointed as Painter in Enamel to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. His clients included Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Lord Nelson. He had two daughters, Miss J. Spicer, and Miss M.A. Spicer, who also became miniaturists.

Dimensions: 1 ⅝ x 1 ⅜ inches.

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