After Sir Francis Grant RA, (British, 1803-1878), Mid 19th Century A portrait miniature of William Long (1802-1875), seated before drapery and wearing black coat, waistcoat and white chemise beneath his black stock and cravat
Lot 380Y Ф
After Sir Francis Grant RA
(British, 1803-1878), Mid 19th Century
A portrait miniature of William Long (1802-1875), seated before drapery and wearing black coat, waistcoat and white chemise beneath his black stock and cravat
Sold for £500 (US$ 816) inc. premium

Lot Details
After Sir Francis Grant RA, (British, 1803-1878), Mid 19th Century
A portrait miniature of William Long (1802-1875), seated before drapery and wearing black coat, waistcoat and white chemise beneath his black stock and cravat.
Watercolour on ivory, housed within an engine-turned gilt-metal fausse-montre locket frame with scrolls of blonde and brown hair to the base; together with two further lockets containing locks of hair from the same family; the inside lid of one of these additional lockets engraved C. P. L/ 13 Light Infantry/ June 7th 1855.
The title miniature: oval, 48mm (1 7/8in) high (3)

Footnotes

  • The present lot appears to be a reduced version of Sir Francis Grant's portrait of William Long painted c.1840-1850. The portrait forms part of the Colchester and Ipswich Museums Collection (Accession no.R.1958-254.6). The inscription to one of the additional lockets in this lot refers to William's son, Charles Poore Long (1834-1871), who served with the 13th Light Infantry at Sebastopol in 1855, subsequently rising to the rank of Major.

    William Long was the only son of Beeston Long (1757-1820), Governor of the Bank of England from 1806-1808, by his wife Frances Louisa Neave (d.1841). He held the office of both Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant. On 20 October 1830, William married Eleanora Charlotte Montagu Poore (d.1900) and they lived at Hurts Hall in Suffolk. Together they had eight children, six of whom survived infancy, and it is believed that the present lot was later remounted in its current form to accommodate the hairwork scrolls from his surviving sons and daughters. His eldest son, Colonel William Beeston Long (1833-1892) followed in his father's footsteps as both Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot contains or is made of ivory and in February 2014 the United States Government announced the intention to ban the import of any ivory into the USA.
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