Miniature of James Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

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Attributed to Thomas Phillips
1770-1845
ca. 1810-1820.
Watercolor on ivory.
2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches (67 x 54 mm)
Purchase.
AZ095
Inscription: 
Inserted at the rear of the miniature is a slip of paper inscribed "L. Hunt by Phillips." This is possibly a reference to the portrait painter Thomas Phillips (1770-1845).
Provenance: 
James Leigh Hunt; Jacintha Shelley Leigh Hunt Cheltnam; J. Pierpont Morgan (d. 1913); J.P. Morgan (d. 1943); sale, London, Christie's, 25 June 1935, lot 388; purchased by the Pierpont Morgan Library at sale through French and Co.
Notes: 

It has been suggested that the portrait may not represent Leigh Hunt.

Summary: 

Sitter is shown three-quarters face to the left, against a mottled blue, gray and white background, wearing a black coat and white stock.

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