Nicholas Spicer

Nicholas Spicer was a merchant and freeman of Exeter who held the office of Mayor in 1603-1604, 1629-1630 and 1644-1645. He was a member of the Exeter Society of Merchant Adventurers and also served as their Governor.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
oil on panel
Common Name
Nicholas Spicer
Simple Name
Full Name
Nicholas Spicer
panel H 1012 mm; panel length 741 mm; frame H 1251 mm; frame length 898 mm
Production Person Surname
English School
Period Classification
James I (1603-1625)
Production Date
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
REMEBER THY CREATOR: IN THE DAYES OF THY YOUGHT: ECL. 12; Momento Mori; Natus. 15 July 1581 Aetatis Suae, 30: ANNO DNI 1611

    There are 5 comments

    • Berris Spicer
      02 June 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Doing the Spicer Family History, I was aware of this painting, but did not realise that it is now in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. So, an absolute heart-stopping moment to know that family, even from New Zealand, can now visit their forebear. Thank you!

      17 February 2020 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      am a kiwi descendant of Alexander Spicer, john Spicer ‘s brother.from Auckland,married good scot, James Moffat in St. Pauls, Knightsbridge now retired to Risca,South wales.
      My maiden great Aunt Marie Annette(Marnie) Spicer collated Spicer FamilyTree, which I have, showng line of decent from Thomas Spicer(b,1562) together with old photos of Capt.Alexander Edwards Spicer and family. .I am related to Spicers on both patrnal and maternal sides, as his son Archibald Hitchens Spicer is my great grandfather onmy father.s side and he is also my maternal great grandmother(Frances Mary Gilfillan)’s uncle!

      17 February 2020 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      knew of EXETER connection Interesting to see painting ! Thanks.

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