George Place (Irish, died 1805) Captain R. Bartlett, wearing the uniform of the Honourable East India Company Artillery, blue coat with red facings, gold buttons and lace in pairs and gold epaulettes, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, cravat and powdered wig, his right sleeve pinned to his coat
Lot 34Y
George Place
(Irish, died 1805)
Captain R. Bartlett, wearing the uniform of the Honourable East India Company Artillery, blue coat with red facings, gold buttons and lace in pairs and gold epaulettes, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, cravat and powdered wig, his right sleeve pinned to his coat
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,200 - 4,800

Lot Details
George Place (Irish, died 1805)
Captain R. Bartlett, wearing the uniform of the Honourable East India Company Artillery, blue coat with red facings, gold buttons and lace in pairs and gold epaulettes, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, cravat and powdered wig, his right sleeve pinned to his coat.
Gold frame, the reverse with glazed aperture to reveal seed pearl monogram RB on plaited hair within engraved border.
Oval, 75mm (2 15/16in) high
Provenance: By family descent, Christie's, 8 July 1987, lot 356
Christie's, 25 November 1987, lot 327
Purchased in 1988
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September – 11 December 2005, no.34
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.65

Footnotes

  • George Place went to India at the beginning of 1798 and settled in Lucknow. He remained in India until his death in 1805 and it is probable that the present lot was painted during this period.

    Captain Bartlett's sister Jane (d.1833), married circa 1765, William Dunbar 3rd Bart of Durn (1705-1786). The Christie's sale of 1987 also contained portrait of Sir William Dunbar by John Smart and his daughter (the present sitter's niece) Lady Lousia Dunbar (1776-1863) by William Wood.
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