Thomas Day (British, circa 1732-circa 1807) Commodore Edward Thompson, RN (1738-1786), wearing blue coat with white facings edged with gold, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock, his hair worn en queue and tied with black ribbon
Lot 73Y Ф
Thomas Day
(British, circa 1732-circa 1807)
Commodore Edward Thompson, RN (1738-1786), wearing blue coat with white facings edged with gold, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock, his hair worn en queue and tied with black ribbon
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 4,192) inc. premium

Lot Details
Thomas Day (British, circa 1732-circa 1807) Commodore Edward Thompson, RN (1738-1786), wearing blue coat with white facings edged with gold, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock, his hair worn en queue and tied with black ribbon
Thomas Day (British, circa 1732-circa 1807)
Commodore Edward Thompson, RN (1738-1786), wearing blue coat with white facings edged with gold, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and stock, his hair worn en queue and tied with black ribbon.
Watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse and dated, TD/ 1782, gold frame with borders of white and plum-coloured enamel, the reverse of plum-coloured glass, the surrounding gold rim engraved with a bright-cut border.
Oval, 52mm (2 1/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sotheby's, London, 24 October 1988, lot 291

    An unsigned version of the present lot realised £7,500 at Sotheby's, London, Important Miniatures from a Private Collection on 16 April 2008, lot 38.

    The son of a merchant from Hull, Edward Thompson was educated at Beverley and Hampstead before joining the Royal Navy in around 1755. He enjoyed an eventful career where he not only served in the Caribbean and off the coast of West Africa, but also found himself court-marshalled and aquitted twice. Alongside his naval commitments, Thompson pursued a career as a poet and playwright. Well liked amongst his peers, "Poet Thompson" was admired throughout the navy and London society for his wit and literary achievements.

Saleroom notices

  • 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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