Gervase Spencer (British, circa 1715-1763)
Susannah Beckford (née Love) (d.1803), dressed à la Turque in a white costume sprigged with pink flowers and green leaves and piped with lilac ribbon, a loose matching robe over the top, yellow buttons down her bodice and a green sash tied in front, white tucker, a black ribbon around her right wrist, a strand of pearls tied with a black ribbon around her throat, her light brown hair plaited and upswept beneath a yellow headdress and veil.
Enamel on gold, signed on the counter-enamel and dated G. Spencer pinxit/ 1755, gold frame.
Oval, 52mm (2 1/16in) high
Provenance: By family descent
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