English School, circa 1770 Lieutenant Richard Webb (1755-1779) of the 9th Regiment (East Norfolk) of Foot wearing scarlet coat with dark blue and gold facings, gold epaulette, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and black stock, his white cross-belt bearing oval gilt-metal belt plate, worn over his right shoulder
Lot 231
English School, circa 1770 Lieutenant Richard Webb (1755-1779) of the 9th Regiment (East Norfolk) of Foot wearing scarlet coat with dark blue and gold facings, gold epaulette, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and black stock, his white cross-belt bearing oval gilt-metal belt plate, worn over his right shoulder
Sold for £275 (US$ 456) inc. premium
Lot Details
English School, circa 1770
Lieutenant Richard Webb (1755-1779) of the 9th Regiment (East Norfolk) of Foot wearing scarlet coat with dark blue and gold facings, gold epaulette, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and black stock, his white cross-belt bearing oval gilt-metal belt plate, worn over his right shoulder
oil on board, verre églomisé border
16.5 x 12.3cm (6 1/2 x 4 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Richard was the son of John Webb Esq. of Powerlands. A Lieutenant in the 9th Regiment of Foot, Richard was fatally wounded in a skirmish between British and French forces in 1779, resulting in his premature death aged just twenty-four years old.
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