George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829) Captain Henry Beauchamp Lygon, later 4th Earl Beauchamp DL, MP (1784–1863), wearing blue coat with gold lace and white standing collar edged with blue and gold, white frilled chemise and black stock
Lot 65Y Ф
George Engleheart
(British, 1750-1829)
Captain Henry Beauchamp Lygon, later 4th Earl Beauchamp DL, MP (1784–1863), wearing blue coat with gold lace and white standing collar edged with blue and gold, white frilled chemise and black stock
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 9,780) inc. premium

Lot Details
George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829) Captain Henry Beauchamp Lygon, later 4th Earl Beauchamp DL, MP (1784–1863), wearing blue coat with gold lace and white standing collar edged with blue and gold, white frilled chemise and black stock
George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829)
Captain Henry Beauchamp Lygon, later 4th Earl Beauchamp DL, MP (1784–1863), wearing blue coat with gold lace and white standing collar edged with blue and gold, white frilled chemise and black stock.
Watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse with the artist's cursive E, the reverse signed and dated Lygon/ Son of W. Lygon/ G. Engleheart/ Pinxit/ 1805 and inscribed by a later hand General Henry/ 4th Earl of Beauchamp, gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal the artist's inscription.
Oval, 87mm (3 7/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Dr. G. C. Williamson and H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart 1750-1829 Miniature Painter to George III, 1902, p.104 (listed as 'Captain Lygon')

    Lord Beauchamp was the third son of William Lygon, 1st Earl Beauchamp (1747-1816) and Catherine Denn (1760-1844). He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and ascended the ranks of the army as an Officer with the 13th and 16th Light Dragoons from 1803-1814. He was later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1821, Major General in 1837, Colonel in 1843, Lieutenant General in 1846 and finally General in 1853. From 1821 onwards, he served with the 1st Life Guards and the 10th Royal Hussars.

    On 8 July 1824, Lieutenant Colonel Beauchamp married Lady Susan Caroline Eliot (1797-1835), the second daughter of William Eliot, 2nd Earl of St Germans (1767-1845) at St. George's Church in Hanover Square, London. The couple had six children, three of whom predeceased Beauchamp: Georgiana (d.1827), William (1828-1834), Felicia (d.1848), Georgiana (d.1865), Henry (1829-1866) and Frederick (1830-1891).

    During his political career, Beauchamp served as Deputy Lieutenant for Worcestershire, MP for Worcestershire (1816-1831) and MP for West Worcestershire (1832-1853). In 1853, he succeeded his elder brother, John, as 4th Earl Beauchamp and took his seat in the House of Lords. His wife predeceased him by twenty-eight years and Lord Beauchamp remained a widower until his death. His two surviving sons, Henry and Frederick, succeeded him as 5th and 6th Earl Beauchamp respectively.

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  • This lot contains or is made of ivory. The United States Government has banned the import of any ivory into the USA.
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