Le GROS. Late Georgian pencil portrait miniature.

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Le GROS. Portrait miniature in pencil on card of a lady, of late Georgian date, mounted in a contemporary oval black painted wood frame (measures 4 x 5 inches not including suspension loop). On the reverse of the card is a pencil inscription reading "....... Le Gros a daughter of Admiral Le Gros RN of Jersey and his wife a daughter of Smith Esq a relative of the Smiths of Castle Park Co Limerick Ireland. Miss Le Gros married ....".

The sitter for this portrait has not been identified. Le Gros is not an uncommon name in Jersey, and the Gentleman's Magazine for 1807 cites the death in May of a Captain Le Gros of Jersey. Castlepark, Limerick was the home of the Smith/Smyth family in the late 18th century. A Charles Smyth Esq of Castle Park was made a Freeman of Limerick in 1789.

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