O.s Humphry Miniat.ae Pictor.
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A very fine stipple. Plate 216 x 148mm. 8½ x 5¾".
Ozias Humphry (1742-1810) was an English painter of portrait miniatures. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791; a year later he was appoionted Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King. In 1773 he began his travels, heading first to Italy with George Romney. On his return four years later he began to compile his manuscript 'A Memoir of George Stubbs', on everything that Stubbs had related to him. From 1785 to 17687 he travelled around India producing miniatures and sketches. Regrettably in 1797 his sight failed him, and he had to cease all work, spending his last years in Hampstead, North London.
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