Naive portrait of a senior officer who had served at Waterloo.


The portrait, which measures 20 x 14 ins, 49.5 x 35 cm, is on paper with which is pasted to old linen. It was sold to usd a watercolour but we are entirely sure of the medium. The three quarter length figure wears the medal for the Battle of Waterloo which sa Napoleon’s final defeat in 1815. Alongside that is an enamelled badge of a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and above it on a blue ribbon is the Guelphic Order introduced from Hanover by the Prince Regent in the same year. The smaller enamelled order remains to be identified. Despite the poor rendering of the hands the face is well done and the portrait is an attractive decorative item just looking for a decent frame.    aug14/2

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