A fine portrait miniature of General Sir Edwin B Johnson (4 July 1825 – 18 June 1893)

Artist/Maker CHARLES FOOT TAYLER (c.1800-1853)
Dimensions 11.00cm high   
Description wearing blue uniform with gold epaulettes and white cross belt, he holds his plumed helmet in his right hand
Set in the original red leather case with ormolu mount.

Sir Edwin Johnson was from a Bath family. Sir Henry Johnson being the 3rd Baronet. He was a British Army officer who served as Adjutant-General in India.Johnson was commissioned into the Bengal artillery on 10 June 1842.[1] He fought at the Battle of Ferozeshah in December 1845 and the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War as well as the Battle of Chillianwala in January 1849 and the Battle of Gujrat in February 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War.[1] He served as assistant adjutant-general at the Siege of Lucknow in Autumn 1857 during the Indian Rebellion.[1] He became Quartermaster-General in India in July 1873, Adjutant-General in India in March 1874 and a member of council of the Secretary of State for India in October 1874. He went on to be Military Member of the Governor-General of India's Council in March 1877[2] and Director-General of Military Education at the War Office in December 1884 before retiring in January 1891.[2]
Exhibitions Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009
Literature Daphne Foskett, Collecting Miniatures, 1979, plate 67B
etThe Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 11, 56 (#245) 68 (sitter # 58).
(1) Johnson, Sir Edwin Beaumont. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
(2) Army Commands (PDF). Retrieved 26 November 2015
Signed Not opened
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition minor dust under the glass
Ref No. 4736
Price £2500.00
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