A fine oil on porcelain miniature painting by Frederick Buck featuring a solder in a red coat with dark blue facing, trimmed with gold piping and gold epaulette, black stock and white frilled cravat, white shoulder belt with gilt belt plate centred with '113' and powdered hair. The reverse has a woven crosshatched hair background.
The 113th Regiment are the Royal Highlanders, this regiment existed between 1761 to 1763 so this piece would have been painted on commission some 40 year later, most likely as a posthumous keepsake incorporating the officers hair. Provenance: Christies, Dr William Lindsay Gordon collection
Frederick Buck 1771-1839: This portrait exemplifies the work of Frederick Buck, who is know for his skilled painting of Red Coat soldiers. Frederick Buck was born in Cork, Ireland in 1771 where he continued to work. He was admitted to the Dublin Society Schools in 1782. Examples of his work are represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and many private collections around the world.
~ Dimensions ~
The miniature measures 2.5 inches (6.5cm) in height with a width of 2 inches (5cm).
~ Condition ~
The miniature is in excellent condition with only minor age wear.
Item ID: 172