Leslie Antiques: English Georgian Glass, Porcelain, Miniature Painting Leslie Antiques Ltd.

Striking Miniature Portrait of a Captain c1790

Striking Miniature Portrait of a Captain c1790

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1292801

Please refer to our stock # a1416 when inquiring.
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
View Seller Profile
By Appointment
New York, New York 10128

Guest Book

A very interesting portrait on organic material. Engraving on the reverse of the case provides the following information "Captain William Oakley died 30 January 1811, Aged 71". The reverse also has a glazed aperture. Oakley is dressed in a Royal Navy or East India Company uniform. The pinchbeck case, although somewhat later than when the portrait was done, itself deserves special mention, with beautiful cobalt enameling and pearls, all set in a gold surround. A pin and loop was added, probably at or close to the time this was painted, to allow this to be worn as a brooch.

No condition issues worth mentioning at all. Sight size is 1 3/16" by 1", and the overall size is 1 5/8" by 1 9/16".