Joachim Smith F.S.A., A pair of profiles of Samuel Beachcroft (d.1796) and his wife Elizabeth (née Seward) (1758-1803): he, facing left, wearing red-trimmed grey coat, matching waistcoat and white lace cravat, his hair powdered and worn en queue with a large black ribbon; she, facing right, wearing cream dress with lace trim, black ribbon choker, small gold hoop earring, black cloak and cream ribbon in her powdered hair, worn in a banging chignon

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Lot 2
Joachim Smith F.S.A., A pair of profiles of Samuel Beachcroft (d.1796) and his wife Elizabeth (née Seward) (1758-1803): he, facing left, wearing red-trimmed grey coat, matching waistcoat and white lace cravat, his hair powdered and worn en queue with a large black ribbon; she, facing right, wearing cream dress with lace trim, black ribbon choker, small gold hoop earring, black cloak and cream ribbon in her powdered hair, worn in a banging chignon

Sold for £ 2,390 (US$ 3,286) inc. premium
Joachim Smith F.S.A. (British, fl.1760-1813)
A pair of profiles of Samuel Beachcroft (d.1796) and his wife Elizabeth (née Seward) (1758-1803): he, facing left, wearing red-trimmed grey coat, matching waistcoat and white lace cravat, his hair powdered and worn en queue with a large black ribbon; she, facing right, wearing cream dress with lace trim, black ribbon choker, small gold hoop earring, black cloak and cream ribbon in her powdered hair, worn in a banging chignon
coloured wax in mid-relief
, both signed on obverse and dated JS 1782, turned black wood frames with gilt-metal plaques engraved with sitter's details, both inscribed inside the frame with sitter's name and date
Oval, 117mm. (4 5/8ins.) high (2)
Provenance: By family descent

Footnotes

  • Samuel was Governor of the Bank of England, 1775-1777. Both he and his wife are buried at West Wickham.
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