Georgiana Poyntz may be dressed in oriental style for this Reynolds portrait. Christie's lot notes for this follow, "HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855), AFTER SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. Margaret Georgiana, Countess Spencer, née Poyntz (1737-1814), seated on a red draped chair, one hand raised to her cheek, in a gold-trimmed white dress and gauze head scarf over her powdered hair dressed in ringlets, stormy sky background signed, dated and fully inscribed on the counter-enamel 'Georgiana daughter of the Rt. Honble. Stephen Poyntz of Midgham, Co: Berks: wife of John 1st Earl Spencer. nat:1738. ob:1814 London. Jany. 1833. Painted by Henry Pierce Bone, Enamel Painter to Her Majesty, & their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent & Princess Victoria after the original by Sr. Joshua Reynolds in the possession of the Honble. Wm. Ponsonby'"
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Jul 19, 2012 1:12 PM
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