English School, circa 1805 Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Basil Mundy (c.1780-1848) of the 3rd (King's Own) Dragoons, wearing scarlet coat with dark blue standing collar, gold lace and epaulettes, white frilled chemise and black stock, his hair cropped and powdered
Lot 100Y
English School
circa 1805
Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Basil Mundy (c.1780-1848) of the 3rd (King's Own) Dragoons, wearing scarlet coat with dark blue standing collar, gold lace and epaulettes, white frilled chemise and black stock, his hair cropped and powdered
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,136) inc. premium
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Lot Details
English School, circa 1805
Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Basil Mundy (c.1780-1848) of the 3rd (King's Own) Dragoons, wearing scarlet coat with dark blue standing collar, gold lace and epaulettes, white frilled chemise and black stock, his hair cropped and powdered.
Gold frame, the reverse with blue glass border surrounding gold-mounted aperture, glazed to reveal plaited hair.
Oval, 68mm (2 11/16in) high
Provenance: The sitter, thence by decent to the present owner.

Footnotes

  • Godfrey Basil Mundy was the third son of Edward Miller Mundy by his first wife, Frances Meynell. In 1794, Mundy was appointed Cornet in the 24th Light Dragoons. Later that same year, he was promoted to Lieutenant in the 3rd (King's Own) Dragoons and by 1797, he attained the rank of Captain. He also served as Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Lord Charles Fitzroy between 1797-1802 and was in Ireland during the Rebellion of 1798. On 26 November 1801, Mundy married Sarah Brydges née Rodney, daughter of the first Baron Rodney (1718-1792), by whom he had five sons. On 2 July 1803, as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3rd Dragoons, Mundy traveled to New Zealand and Australia. He was later promoted to Major-General on 4 June 1814, Lieutenant-General in 1830 and finally General in 1846. Mundy's eldest son, Godfrey Charles Mundy (1804-1860) was also a successful army officer, commissioned as a Colonel in 1854 and appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey in 1857, where he also held the local rank of Major-General.
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