A characterful portrait of a Lady

Artist/Maker ANDREW PLIMER (1763-1837)
Dimensions 7.00cm high   
Description Andrew Plimer and older brother Nathaniel trained as clockmakers but both ran away from home and travelled for over two years in Wales and the west of England with a troupe of Gypsies. About 1781 they settled in London where Andrew took up work as a manservant to Richard Cosway, who later trained him in portrait painting.

Plimer specialised in portrait miniatures. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1768 to 1810 and in 1819. His most famous painting is of the three daughters of Sir John Rushout. His brother Nathaniel Plimer also became a pupil of Cosway and a painter of miniatures.


Whilst many of Andrew's later works - after 1786 - tend to be a little stylised and pretty this miniature is a masterful display of character and honesty to detail.
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Good
Ref No. 5043
Price £1900.00
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