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George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston (1771-1839), in profile to the right, in emerald green coat, white frilled cravat, powdered wig
on ivory
oval, 2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the surround engraved on the obverse 'George, 3rd.. Earl of Kingston. B: 28th April 1771 · D: 18th.. Octr. 1839' and 'Cosway, Prinxit. [sic]' on the glazed reverse centred with gold initial K on plaited hair ground; fitted red leather case (2)
By direct family descent.
G. A. Usher, Gwysaney and Owston. A History of the Family of Davies-Cooke of Gwysaney, Flintshire and Owston, West Riding of Yorkshire, Denbigh, 1964, illustrated between pp. 64 and 65.
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Lot Essay

George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston, was the son of Sir Robert King and his wife Caroline, née FitzGerald. He married, in 1794, Lady Helena Moore and they had five children. A 'Capt King' is listed in George Engleheart's fee book for 1794, the year of the sitter's marriage (see G. C. Williamson H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart 1750-1829. Miniature Painter to George III, London, 1902, p. 102).
For another portrait of the present sitter by George Engleheart in the uniform of the 50th Regiment of Foot, see lot 128. For a portrait of Lady Helena by George Engleheart, see lot 129 and lot 143 includes a portrait of her by Sir William Charles Ross, and her two eldest sons.

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