A Battersea enamel plaque of Henry Pelham, circa 1753-56
Lot 44
A Battersea enamel plaque of Henry Pelham, circa 1753-56
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Battersea enamel plaque of Henry Pelham, circa 1753-56
Of oval form, printed in brown with the portrait of a man slightly turned to his right, wearing a full periwig, set within in a gilt metal rim, 9cm high excluding mount (fine crack to rear, minor scratching)

Footnotes

  • The identity of the subject is discussed by Bernard Watney, 'The Chancellor on a Battersea Enamel', ECC Trans Vol 7, pt 1 (1968). He suggests that the sitter is the Hon. Henry Pelham, M.P, Chancellor from 1743-54. The features of the man in the portrait, however, strongly resemble those of Henry Boyle, engraved by John Brooks in a mezzotint published in 1742
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