John Buncombe (British, active 1820-1830) A silhouette of an Officer of the De Meuron Regiment, half-length, profile to the right, wearing red coatee with French grey facings and standing collar, silver buttons, lace and epaulettes, white cross belt, oval belt plate, white frilled chemise and black stock, powdered pig-tail wig, his black bicorn dressed with white lace, a black rosette and a white plume
Lot 76
John Buncombe
(British, active 1820-1830)
A silhouette of an Officer of the De Meuron Regiment, half-length, profile to the right, wearing red coatee with French grey facings and standing collar, silver buttons, lace and epaulettes, white cross belt, oval belt plate, white frilled chemise and black stock, powdered pig-tail wig, his black bicorn dressed with white lace, a black rosette and a white plume
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,600 - 2,300
withdrawn

Lot Details
John Buncombe (British, active 1820-1830)
A silhouette of an Officer of the De Meuron Regiment, half-length, profile to the right, wearing red coatee with French grey facings and standing collar, silver buttons, lace and epaulettes, white cross belt, oval belt plate, white frilled chemise and black stock, powdered pig-tail wig, his black bicorn dressed with white lace, a black rosette and a white plume.
Painted on card in colour, gilt-mounted rectangular black wood frame.
Oval, 103mm (4 1/16in) high

Footnotes

  • The De Meuron was a regiment of infantry originally raised in Switzerland in 1781, named for its commander, Colonel Charles-Daniel de Meuron (b.1738).

    It served the Dutch East India Company in Ceylon and Cape Town before a deal was made to hand over control of the Regiment to the British. By 1798, the De Meuron regiment had fully entered into British service. They served in the Mysore Campaign of 1799, the Mediterranean and Peninsula Campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars 1806 to 1812, and finally went to Canada to serve in the War of 1812 and the Red River Colony. Rue des Meurons in the Winnipeg suburb of Saint Boniface is named after the regiment.

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