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Captain Lord Edward O'Bryen (d. 1824), in naval uniform, gold-bordered blue coat, gold epaulettes, brass buttons, tied white stock, powdered hair and sideburns
signed with initial 'E' (lower right)
on ivory
oval, 3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) high, rectangular gilt-wood frame with scrolling border
The backing card with identifying labels and inscription.
By direct family descent.
G. Williamson H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart 1750-1829 Miniature Painter to George III, London, 1902, p. 108.
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Lot Essay

Williamson and Engleheart (op. cit.) record that Captain O'Brien [sic] sat to Engleheart in 1808.
Captain Lord Edward O'Bryen was the son of Edward O'Bryen and Mary Carrick. He married Diana Hotham (d. 1810), daughter of General George Hotham and Diana Pennyman, in 1805 and secondly, Gertrude Grace Methuen (d. 1817), daughter of Paul Cobbe Methuen and Matilda Gooch, on 11 April 1815. He married, thirdly, Lady Elizabeth Susan Somerset (d. 1876), daughter of Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort and Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower, on 16 April 1822. He died on 9 March 1824.

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