Ozias Humphry, RA (British, 1742-1810)
The actress, Clara Hayward (active 1770-1772), seated and wearing dark blue dress, white chemise and fichu, her powdered wig curled in rolls and upswept.
Signed on the reverse and dated Ozias Humphry/ pinxt 1772/ Miss Clarissa Hayward, gold frame with border of pearls to the obverse, the reverse engraved Miss Clarissa Hayward/ Ozias Humphry/ pinxit 1772.
Oval, 102mm (4in) high
Provenance: Bonhams, London, 22 March 1994, lot 200.