Irish School, circa 1770
An Officer, wearing red coatee with green facings, gold button holes and epaulettes, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow.
Gold mounted within border of blue glass, the reverse glazed to reveal monogram of split seed pearls, KW, on plaited hair.
Oval, 33mm (1 5/16in) high
- It has been suggested that the sitter in the present lot belonged to the 11th Regiment of Foot. According to records there was only one officer in this regiment with the initials 'KW', named, Kilner Waller, who was born in Ireland in 1764 and joined the 11th Regiment of Foot, whilst they were stationed there 25 years later on 27 October 1779.