Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait miniature of Lady Elizabeth Whitbread (1765-1846) 

Andrew Plimer (c.1763-1837)

Portrait miniature of Lady Elizabeth Whitbread (1765-1846), Andrew Plimer
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Watercolour
18th Century
Oval, 78mm high
 
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This portrait of the beautiful Lady Whitbread is arguably one of Plimerís finest portrait miniatures. It is certainly an ambitious composition, which is unusual in that the artist has included the sitterís hand. The portrait is also full of movement Ė another rare attribute in portrait miniatures of this date and one usually more readily ascribed to Plimerís former employer, Richard Cosway.
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