Robert William Satchwell (British, active 1793-1818)
General Sir John Doyle, 1st Baronet GCB, KCH (17561834), wearing scarlet uniform with dark blue facings and standing collar, gold braiding and epaulette, star of the Order of the Bath, white frilled chemise and black stock.
Signed and dated on the reverse Painted by R. W. Satchwell April 1813, ormolu frame with scroll leaf and rocaille decoration.
Rectangular, 77mm (3 1/16in) high
Provenance: Lawrences, Crewkwerne, 28 April 1977, lot 428.
- It has now been confirmed that General Sir John Doyle was created a Knight of the Bath (K.B.) on 1st February 1813, when this order consisted of a single class. This miniature, clearly showing the breast star of a pre-1815 K.B. rather than the post-1815 G.C.B. insignia, was almost certainly commissioned by the sitter to celebrate his elevation to the original order, before its reorganisation into three classes in 1815. We apologise for any confusion which has arisen from the footnote.