Bust-Length Portrait of a Man Turned Three-Quarters to the Right

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Bust-Length Portrait of a Man Turned Three-Quarters to the Right
18th century
Etching, on buff paper.
2 7/16 x 2 5/8 inches (62 x 67 mm)
2004.49:56
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18th century
Provenance: 
Richard Bull, Ongar, Essex (Lugt 314 and Lugt S. 314); Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca. 1840-ca. 1892), London and Paris; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9-13 December 1889, lot 1146; Charles Fairfax Murray, London; from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
Inscription: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Spencer miniature painter - / drawn & etch'd by himself"; on album leaf beyond lower right corner of print: "etching"; beyond upper right corner of print: "56".
Notes: 

Fol. 35, no. 56 in the Bull Album.
Mounted directly to album leaf; lacks decorative border.
Not in Fairfax Murray.

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