5 June 2007
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (BRITISH, 1750/53-1829)
A young gentleman, in black coat, red waistcoat and frilled cravat, an eye-glass suspended from his jacket
signed with initial 'E' (lower right)
oval, 3 7/16 in. (88 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with blue glass
Harry Seal Collection, Ullesthorpe House, Rugby; (+) Christie's, London, 16 February 1949, lot 127 (as Paul Sandy, R.A., 48 gns. to Agnew).
Francis Denis Lycett Green (1893-1959).
Gifted to his niece, Ursula Vanda Maud (b. 1912), Countess of Glasgow. Thence by descent to the current owner.
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Another miniature of this sitter also signed with initial by George Engleheart and pictured with an eye-glass was in the collection of the late Sir St. Clair Thomson, sold Sotheby's, 9 November 1944, lot 63.
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