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Late 18th century portrait miniature of a junior British officer of the 1st Regiment of Royal Scots Foot, painted on ivory

£ 3,000

Artist: Thomas le Hardy

REF
5102
Signed and dated 1794, wearing red uniform with gold epaulettes,
the reverse with hair and initials JJ

Hardy was born in Jersey where he worked in addition to working in London. He exhibited at the R.A from 1794-1802 , from addresses in London, Weymouth and Bath, there are only a handful of miniatures recroded.

Provenance: Sotheby's November 17, 1975, lot 30
E. Grosvenor Paine, New Orleans
Sim C. Callon, Natchez, Mississippi

Literature: Foskett, Miniatures, Dictionary and Guide, discussed pl. 260, illustrated page 262, plat 64H
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Year                 circa 1790
Medium                 watercolour on ivory,
Signed                 Signed and dated 1794
Provenance                 Sotheby's November 17, 1975, lot 30
E. Grosvenor Paine, New Orleans
Sim C. Callon, Natchez, Mississippi
Literature                 Foskett, Miniatures, Dictionary and Guide, discussed pl. 260, illustrated page 262, plat 64H
Condition                 minor scratches t the glass
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