A young lady, by Samuel Andrews, signed & dated
Set in the original ebonized wood frame with ormolu mount. The portrait
is signed on the obverse, S.
3 1/8 inches (8 cm) high.
Samuel Andrews (1767(?)-1807) spent most of his professional life
in India. He is first recorded as being in Madras in 1791. There
he moved into the house previously occupied by John Smart, whose
style he occasionally copied. By 1798 Andrews was in Calcutta where
his distinguished clientele included Marquis Wellesley and Lord Cornwallis.
He is recorded in Dinapore in 1800. Most of his strong en grisaille portraits date from this period. Andrews died in Patna, in 1807,
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