Ozias Humphry (8 September 1742 - 9 March 1810) was a leading English painter of portrait miniatures, later oils and pastels. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791, and was appointed Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King (i.e. pastels). Born and schooled in Honiton, Humphry went to London to study art at Shipley's school. He also studied art in Bath (under Samuel Collins). As a young artist, his talent was encouraged by Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others. His problems with his sight ultimately led to blindness and forced him to paint larger works in oils and pastel. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.