Hinton Gibbs (British, active circa 1790-circa 1822)
Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell-Carew GCB (1761-1834), wearing dark blue coat with facings and standing collar edged with gold, gold epaulettes, the Royal Order of St Ferdinand and Merit suspended from a blue sash hanging from his neck and the Long Service and Good Conduct naval medal fastened to his left facing, black waistcoat and stock, white chemise and frilled cravat, his hair powdered.
Gold frame, the reverse of blue glass.
Oval, 65mm (2 9/16in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1968, lot 15; The McKechnie Sale of Silhouettes, Sotheby's, London, 30 July 1979, lot 96.
Literature: S. McKechnie, British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860, London, 1978, p.710, ill.p.727, pl.1530.
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