JEREMIAH MEYER, R.A. (ANGLO-GERMAN, 1735-1789)
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JEREMIAH MEYER, R.A. (ANGLO-GERMAN, 1735-1789)

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JEREMIAH MEYER, R.A. (ANGLO-GERMAN, 1735-1789)
Thomas Alphonso Hayley (1780-1800) aged three, seated, in a white dress with blue sash tied around waist, his left arm holding open a book, wearing a hat with blue ribbon tied in a bow
on ivory
oval, 3 1/16 in. (80 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with foliate and beaded surround, inscribed on the wooden backing board 'Thomas Hayley born 1780 painted by Meyer 1783 con amore'; a paper label on the backing board is similarly inscribed
Provenance
A gentleman; Sotheby's, London, 12 December 1966, lot 62 (400 gns to Kirk).
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Lot Essay

Thomas Alphonso Hayley was the son of the writer William Hayley (1745-1820), friend and biographer of William Cowper. Having demonstrated a flair for art, Thomas was apprenticed to William Hayley's friend, the sculptor John Flaxman, by 1795. That year, the young Thomas and Flaxman in front of a bust of William Hayley were painted by George Romney. This painting is now in The National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG101).
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