22 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
LOUIS-THÉODORE HERMAN (1803-1849/95)
Edward John Lake (1823-1877) as a young boy, facing left in black coat and waistcoat, white shirt with large collar and black cravat tied in a bow, short dark hair
signed and dated 'Herman. 1836' (mid-right)
oval, 2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with reeded border
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Brussels, Kredietbank Gallery, Autissier et le portrait miniature romantique en Belgique, 1998, no. 96, p. 178, illustrated in colour p. 120.
The backing paper is inscribed 'Major Lake aged 13 no 154'.
Major Lake was the son of Edward Lake, a Major in the Madras engineers. He was a lieutenant in Delhi 1844; severely wounded in the battle of Moodkee, 1845; Captain and Brevet-Major for services in Punjab campaigns in 1843; returned to England 1860; Lieutenant-Colonel 1861; Colonel 1870; retired on pension with honorary rank of Major-General; married the youngest daughter of T. Bowes in 1861.
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