5 June 2007
ALEXANDER GALLOWAY (BRITISH, FL. C. 1794-1812)
An officer, in red coat with white epaulettes and yellow collar, black stock and frilled cravat, forward-combed grey hair; pillar and plinth background; together with a young gentleman believed to be of the Booth family, in charcoal-grey coat, white waistcoat and knotted cravat, short curly dark hair; sky and cloud background (by Henry Burch, circa 1800)
the Galloway signed and dated on the backing paper 'A Galloway Pinxit [....] 1809'
ovals, 2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with seed pearl initials WH on shield-shaped blue glass, lock of hair, gold wire and seed pearls on opalescent glass; and 2 15/16 in. (74 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with pierced gold initials JGB on foiled blue glass (2)
With Mr van Hove, Brussels, 6 June 1977.
Phillips, London, 27 February 1985, lot 337 (as by N. Freese).
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