Attributed to George Englehart
"Portrait Miniature of a British Officer", ca. 1780
together with R. C. Woolnough (British, active 1801-1805), "Portrait Miniature of a Young Man", 1802, watercolor, signed and dated on frame backing.
Both glazed in brass oval frames.
overall sight 3-7/8" x 2-3/8" and 2-7/8" x 2-3/8", respectively
Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Notes: Another Woolnough portrait of a young man, whose physiognomy greatly resembles the sitter here, sold in England as lot 103 in Golding, Young & Mawer sale in Lincoln on November 19, 2014. Given the age of the sitters and the dates of the works, 1801 and 1802, the sitters are probably related, and are likely brothers. According to the catalogue description, the other Woolnough portrait descended in the family. By repute, the sitter was midshipman Harrison, a sailor who served on the famed HMS Victory between 1803-1805. He is not believed, however, to have been in service during Lord Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar.