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Portrait miniature of a Lady, wearing white dress, a white bandeau in her powdered hair 

Andrew Plimer (c.1763-1837)

Portrait miniature of a Lady, wearing white dress, a white bandeau in her powdered hair, Andrew Plimer
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Watercolour on ivory
Oval, 2 5/8 inches, 92mm high
 
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Gold frame, the reverse with plaited hair border surrounding opalescent glass panel with lock of hair held with seed pearls.

Andrew Plimer was the son of a Shropshire clock-maker. Together with his brother Nathaniel, he ran away to London, finding employment as manservant to the artist Richard Cosway. This was an extremely fortuitous position as it enabled Plimer to assist Cosway as his studio assistant. When his natural ability as a painter became obvious, Cosway taught him the techniques of miniature painting. By 1785, Plimer had set up his own studio in Great Maddox Street and in 1786 exhibited his first portrait miniature at the Royal Academy
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