Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815

This wonderful portrait miniature was produced in England during the early 19th century, circa 1815. The portrait is by the artist J. H. Gillespie. The sitter is the Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery (b 1797 – d 1874). Hugh Wade-Gery was the rector of Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire, England from 1828 – 1873. He was educated at Emmanuelle College, Cambridge (B.A. 1819, M.A. 1822). In 1821 he married Sophia Josephia Sykes (b 1785 – d 1851). In 1855 an addition was made to the church in memory of his wife Sophia. We are fortunate to have acquired a collection of the Wade-Gery boys, please see each of Hugh's brothers that are retailed individually.

The Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery was the son of the Reverend Hugh Wade (b 1761 – d 1823). The Reverend Hugh Wade upon marriage to his wife, Hester Gery in 1792, legally took on the additional surname of ‘Gery’ along with the coat arms. The Gery’s were an important and wealthy Bedfordshire family who owned Bushmead Priory.

On the south side of the All Saint’s Church, Little Staughton there is a wall mounted memorial to the Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery and several members of the Gery and Wade-Gery family.

The portrait miniature is by the sought after artist J. H. Gillespie (fl 1810 – 1830). Gillespie worked in London, Edinburgh and Liverpool, leaving in 1820 for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Profile paintings by Gillespie are highly sought after by collectors. The portrait is on card and it is housed in its original papier mache frame behind original convex glass. There is a faint original pencil inscription to the base of the back of the frame reading ‘Hugh’.

Size: Frame width 4.25 inch (11 cm) by height 5 3/8 inch (13.5 cm). Aperture width 2.25 inch (5.7 cm) by height 2 7/8 inch (7 cm).

Condition: Good and clean with no issues to mention. The original trade label is not present as is so common with portraits miniatures but after retailing Gillespie's portraits for many years, this is unmistakably by his hand.

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ITEM ID
TA12875
ITEM TYPE
Antique
STYLE
Miniature, Portrait
ORIGIN
England • English
AGE
Early 19th Century
THEME
Eclectic, English Country, Historical, Traditional
MEDIA
Watercolor

Early 19th Century J H Gillespie Portrait Miniature, Reverend Hugh Wade-Gery, English Circa 1815

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