A portrait miniature of Captain George Ravenshaw

Artist/Maker Circle of SAMUEL SHELLEY (c.1750-1808)
Dimensions 7.50cm high   
Description wearing Naval uniform, with gold epaulette, black stock and white cravat
inscribed on reverse George Ravenshaw/ born 1779 died of/ yellow fever in W. Indies/ in 1812./ Was made Commander immediately after the/ battle of San Domingo. He served under Nelson./ Was 3rd son of the / first John Goldsborough/ Ravenshaw /and Elizabeth Withers, his wife, set in a velvet lined rectangular leather travelling case

Sold together with a letter dated May 8 /17 to Harold from her cousin Elizabeth Ravenshaw, describing how family tradition states that the sitter in the miniature was one of Lord Nelson's Flag Captain.

Ravenshaw was first-lieutenant of the Spencer in 1806 and was Captain of the Cherub in the Leeward Isles in 1808.
Provenance Elizabeth Ravensham and by family descent
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Fine
Ref No. 4814
Price Sold
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