George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829) Lieutenant-General Charles Neville (1760-1837), wearing blue uniform with red facings and collar, gold epaulette, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat, his hair powdered
Lot 62Y
George Engleheart
(British, 1750-1829)
Lieutenant-General Charles Neville (1760-1837), wearing blue uniform with red facings and collar, gold epaulette, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat, his hair powdered
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,875) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829)
Lieutenant-General Charles Neville (1760-1837), wearing blue uniform with red facings and collar, gold epaulette, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat, his hair powdered.
Gold frame with border of blue glass to the obverse, the reverse with gold-mounted aperture, glazed to reveal intertwined lock of hair set with diamonds, surrounded by border of blue glass.
Oval, 50mm (1 15/16in) high
Provenance: Christie's, 13 December 1983, lot 62.

Footnotes

  • Charles Neville was the illegitimate son of Edmund Rolfe (1738-1817) of Heacham Hall, Norfolk, and Julia de Martino of Lausanne, Switzerland. He was born at Villanuova, Italy in 1760. In 1783, Neville married Anne Colden Williamson (1763-1798) and the couple had a son, Rev. Strickland Charles Edward Neville-Rolfe (1789-1852) and a daughter, Anne (1787-1859). Two years after his wife's death, Neville married Jane Ruddle and the couple had no issue.

    Neville was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1779 and by 1794 promoted to Captain. He continued to progress through the ranks of the army, eventually becoming Lieutenant-General in 1825. He died at Whitton, near Hounslow on 10 January 1837.
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