George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829)
George King, later 3rd Earl and 1st Baron Kingston (1771-1839), wearing red coatee with blue facings, silver buttons, lace and epaulettes, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, black stock, his hair powdered.
Gold frame with paste border, the reverse glazed to reveal border of plaited hair surrounding gilt-mounted oval blue glass plaque set with diamond initial K.
Oval, 63mm (2 1/2in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 29 November 1976, lot 83
Literature: G.C. Williamson and H.L.D. Williamson, George Engleheart 1750-1829, Miniature Painter to George III, 1902, Appendix A, p.102