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