Copyright Published 4th September 1928 by Henry Graves & Co Ltd. 182, Sloane St, London S.W.1. Printed in England by H.E. Carling. Copyright 1928 in the United States of America.
Mezzotint printed in colour on chine collé with pencil signature. Plate 666 x 419mm. 26¼ x 16½". Slight time stain.
Full length standing portrait of a field officer in the British army - a colonel, whilst on the North American station, during the British Hanoverian colonial era, ca. 1788-1790. He wears his naturally dark hair un-powdered. His full tailed scarlet jacket has yellow facings and cuffs is doubled breasted, with gold buttons un-looped, with no lace, and worn closed as was then the fashion. Gold epaulets are worn on both shoulders. The jacket is white linen lined and worn over a white waist coat and white pantaloons, offset by a black stock and black Hessian boots; around his waist he wears a burgundy sash. The waist belt is worn over his right shoulder following the military dress order of 1788. He stands with his right hand resting on his ornate silver sword hilt; his hand also clasps his black hat, which has a black cockade. Behind him is a flag draped over a disassembled heavy field cannon; suggesting that the sitter may have been an ordnance officer.
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