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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    ANDREW PLIMER (BRITISH, 1763-1837)

    A young gentleman called Sir Walter Stirling, in light blue coat with brass buttons, white shirt and knotted cravat, red double waistcoat, powdered hair; sky background

    Price Realised  

    ANDREW PLIMER (BRITISH, 1763-1837)
    A young gentleman called Sir Walter Stirling, in light blue coat with brass buttons, white shirt and knotted cravat, red double waistcoat, powdered hair; sky background
    on ivory
    oval, 2 9/16 in. (66 mm.) high, silver-gilt fausse-montre frame


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    Sir Walter Stirling was born to Walter Stirling, an admiral in the Royal Navy, and Dorothy Willing. He first worked in banking before embarking on a political career. He became the Member of Parliament for Gatton from 1798 and 1802, High Sheriff of Kent in 1804 and Member of Parliament for St. Ives between 1807 and 1812. He was created a baronet on 4 November 1800. On 28 April 1794, he married Susannah, daughter and sole heiress of George Trenehard Goodenough, with whom he had five chidren: one son and four daughters.

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    Provenance

    The Stirling family miniatures collection; sold by F. A. Labouchere, Sotheby's, London, 8 April 1946.
    Robert H. Rockliff Collection, Compton Grange, Eastbourne; Sotheby's, London, 11 November 1947, lot 72 (in different frame; £40 to Manton).