15 April 1997
The Collection of
Mr. and Mrs. Lansdell Christie
GEORGE ENGLEHEART (1750-1829)
Major General Felix Calvert, facing right in scarlet uniform with buff collar, silver epaulettes, black cravat
signed with initial 'E' (lower right) and signed and dated on the reverse 'G. Engleheart Pinxit 1808'
oval, 3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with plain reverse
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G. C. Williamson and H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart 1750-1829 Miniature Painter to George III, London, 1902, p. 93.
It is recorded in George Engleheart's fee book that Captain Calvert was painted in 1808.
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