Alexander Gallaway (Scottish, active circa 1794-1812)
An Officer, wearing red double-breasted coat with silver buttons and epaulettes, cream standing collar, white frilled chemise and black stock.
Signed on the reverse and dated A Galloway/ Pinxit/ ..../ 1809, gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal strands of blonde hair set with seed pearls surrounding a blue glass shield set with seed pearl monogram WH within a seed pearl border on opalescent glass.
Oval, 66mm (2 5/8in) high
Provenance: With Mr van Hove, Brussels, on 6 June 1977; Christie's, London, 5 June 2007, lot 157.