Jonathan Spilsbury after Sir Joshua Reynolds
16.5 x 23 inches
A fine mezzotint after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds; published in London in 1762.
Miss Jacobs is depicted sitting, facing to the right with her head bent slightly forward. Her hair is gathered on top of her head and she wears pearl necklaces and a robe. Although the sitter was originally unknown this portrait has become associated with Miss Jacobs (or Miss Jacob), a singer, actress and model of the type much loved by Sir Joshua Reynolds, a pupil of Mrs. Crouch who sang in Henry Purcell's Baroque opera, "Dido".