Richard Cosway R.A., General Sir Robert Sloper KB (1729-1802), wearing scarlet coatee with blue collar and white facings over armoured breast plate, fancy black cravat, red sash and breast star of the Order of the Bath
Lot 135Y
Richard Cosway R.A., General Sir Robert Sloper KB (1729-1802), wearing scarlet coatee with blue collar and white facings over armoured breast plate, fancy black cravat, red sash and breast star of the Order of the Bath
Sold for £11,400 (US$ 19,141) inc. premium
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Richard Cosway R.A. (British, 1742-1821)
General Sir Robert Sloper KB (1729-1802), wearing scarlet coatee with blue collar and white facings over armoured breast plate, fancy black cravat, red sash and breast star of the Order of the Bath.
Gold frame, the reverse engraved with crest of a dove with olive branch in beak standing on two entwined snakes encircled by the motto of the Order of the Bath, supporters of a Lady and an Officer and motto IN PACE UT SAPIENS.
Oval, 74mm (2 15/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Sir Robert, son of William Sloper was appointed Commander-in-Chief at Madras in 1784 and assumed command the following year. Later the same year he went to Calcutta. He was member of Council at Fort William and Colonel of the 4th Queen's Own Dragoons, 1797. He was made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1788, although this appointment was never installed.

    During his stay in India, Sloper was painted by John Smart (1787). This miniature was sold at Christie's, 21 June, 1966, lot 23, as the property of Sir George Young Bt. See Daphne Foskett, John Smart, the man and his miniatures ill.pl.XIII, fig.49.
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