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
Lot 96Y
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
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 18,268) inc. premium


Lot Details
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
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

Footnotes

  • George King, was the son of Robert King, 2nd Earl of Kingston and Caroline FitzGerald. He was a Captain in the Irish Militia and MP for County Roscommon (1797-1799). He held the office of Representative Peer [Ireland] (1807-1839), a pro-Catholic Tory.

    He married Lady Helena Moore, daughter of Stephen Moore, 1st Earl Mountcashell and Lady Helena Rawdon, on the 7th May 1794. Together they had two daughters and three sons, two of whom succeeded their father as Earls of Kingston.

    George was styled as Viscount Kingsborough (1797-1799) and succeeded as 3rd Viscount Kingston of Kingsborough, co. Sligo, 3rd Earl of Kingston, 3rd Baron Kingston of Rockingham, co. Roscommon and 7th Baronet King, of Boyle Abbey, co. Roscommon on the 17th April 1799. He was created 1st Baron Kingston of Mitchelstown, co. Cork on the 17th July 1821.

    Captain King is recorded as having sat to Engleheart in 1794; in the same year his wife, Lady Helena King is recorded as also having sat to the artist.
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