Frederick Buck (Irish, 1771-circa 1840) Two miniatures portraying Captain Edward Spread Mockler, Grenadier Company of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot (b. circa 1776-1837) and a Lady: the former wearing red coat with pale yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white regimental cross-belt and oval regimental breast plate numbered 46, white chemise, black stock and cravat, his hair lightly powdered; the latter, wearing white dress with capped gathered sleeves and lace trim to her décolleté, her hair upswept and curled
Lot 118Y
Frederick Buck
(Irish, 1771-circa 1840)
Two miniatures portraying Captain Edward Spread Mockler, Grenadier Company of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot (b. circa 1776-1837) and a Lady: the former wearing red coat with pale yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white regimental cross-belt and oval regimental breast plate numbered 46, white chemise, black stock and cravat, his hair lightly powdered; the latter, wearing white dress with capped gathered sleeves and lace trim to her décolleté, her hair upswept and curled
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,325) inc. premium

Lot Details
Frederick Buck (Irish, 1771-circa 1840) Two miniatures portraying Captain Edward Spread Mockler, Grenadier Company of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot (b. circa 1776-1837) and a Lady: the former wearing red coat with pale yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white regimental cross-belt and oval regimental breast plate numbered 46, white chemise, black stock and cravat, his hair lightly powdered; the latter, wearing white dress with capped gathered sleeves and lace trim to her décolleté, her hair upswept and curled Frederick Buck (Irish, 1771-circa 1840) Two miniatures portraying Captain Edward Spread Mockler, Grenadier Company of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot (b. circa 1776-1837) and a Lady: the former wearing red coat with pale yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white regimental cross-belt and oval regimental breast plate numbered 46, white chemise, black stock and cravat, his hair lightly powdered; the latter, wearing white dress with capped gathered sleeves and lace trim to her décolleté, her hair upswept and curled
Frederick Buck (Irish, 1771-circa 1840)
Two miniatures portraying Captain Edward Spread Mockler, Grenadier Company of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot (b. circa 1776-1837) and a Lady: the former wearing red coat with pale yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white regimental cross-belt and oval regimental breast plate numbered 46, white chemise, black stock and cravat, his hair lightly powdered; the latter, wearing white dress with capped gathered sleeves and lace trim to her décolleté, her hair upswept and curled.
Gold frames, the reverse of the former glazed to reveal gilt-metal monogram M on plaited hair.
Oval, 60mm (2 3/8in) high
Provenance: The former sold Sotheby's, London, 25 July 1966, lot 50.

Footnotes

  • Appointed Captain by 5 August 1795, Edward Mockler's military career spanned many years and he later became Inspecting Field Officer of the Yeomanry in Ireland. The 46th were stationed in Ireland from c.1800 until they embarked from Cork for the Leeward Islands on 4 January 1804. Mockler was promoted to the rank of Major with the 18th Regiment of Foot on 5 October 1804 (on transfer from 46th Foot) before exchanging to the 11th Garrison Battalion on 23 April 1805.
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