English School, Early 19th Century
Two wax profiles in mid-relief portraying Captain James Wolfe (1727-1759) and Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803): the former, profile to the left, wearing purple coat with gold trim and epaulette, blue waistcoat, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with black ribbon; the latter, profile to the left, wearing red coat with gold trim, blue waistcoat and breast star, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with black ribbon.
Coloured waxes in mid-relief: the former housed in an ebonised and gilt-wood frame with label to the reverse Capt. James Wolfe; the latter housed in a stained and turned wood frame with label to the reverse Sir William Hamilton.
Rectangular, 117mm (4 5/8in) high and circular, 105mm (4 1/8in) dia. respectively (2)