John Downman A.R.A (British, 1750-1824) A portrait of General John Hodgson (1757-1846) when a Lieutenant in the King's Own Royal Regiment, facing left, wearing red coatee with gold epaulette, blue collar and cuffs with gold buttons, white breeches, waistcoat, chemise, cravat and stock, his powdered wig worn  en queue, his sword in his right hand, holding his black tricorn with black rosette in his left
Lot 37
John Downman A.R.A
(British, 1750-1824)
A portrait of General John Hodgson (1757-1846) when a Lieutenant in the King's Own Royal Regiment, facing left, wearing red coatee with gold epaulette, blue collar and cuffs with gold buttons, white breeches, waistcoat, chemise, cravat and stock, his powdered wig worn en queue, his sword in his right hand, holding his black tricorn with black rosette in his left
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,487) inc. premium
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Lot Details
John Downman A.R.A (British, 1750-1824)
A portrait of General John Hodgson (1757-1846) when a Lieutenant in the King's Own Royal Regiment, facing left, wearing red coatee with gold epaulette, blue collar and cuffs with gold buttons, white breeches, waistcoat, chemise, cravat and stock, his powdered wig worn en queue, his sword in his right hand, holding his black tricorn with black rosette in his left.
Coloured chalks on paper, signed on the obverse and dated J. Downman/ Pt/ 1782, original rectangular gilded wood frame with foliate borders, labelled on the reverse with sitter's details and a cutting from 'Country Life', 9 May, 1968.
Oval, 360mm (14 3/16in) high

Footnotes

  • General John Hodgson was one of three sons born to Field-Marshal John Studholme Hodgson (1708–1798) and his wife, Catherine Howard. Hodgson was educated at Harrow before becoming an Ensign in the King's Own in May 1779. He was captured by the French Privateer 'La Vengeance' in 1797 and kept prisoner for a year. Hodgson was later Governor of Bermuda and Curaçao, until the latter island was restored to the Dutch in 1815. He continued to progress through the ranks of the army until he was made a General in 1837. He fathered two sons, Studholme John Hodgson and John Studholme, both of whom also became Generals. For a companion portrait of his sister, Miss Hodgson, please see lot 36.
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