Charles Shirreff (Scottish, b. circa 1750)
An Officer, wearing scarlet coat with gold edged green facings and gold epaulette, his powdered wig worn en queue.
Gold frame, the reverse with glazed aperture to reveal plaited hair within gold mounted blue glass border.
Oval, 62mm (2 7/16in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1987
Exhibited: Raeburn's Rival: Archibald Skirving 1749-1819, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 22 January - 5 April 1999, no.36
Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.29
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 1999, p.58
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.40-1 and 64, ill.col.pl.13