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John Cox Dillman Engleheart
PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL HENRY KING, LATER GENERAL SIR HENRY KING, C.B., K.C.H. (1778-1854)
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John Cox Dillman Engleheart
PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL HENRY KING, LATER GENERAL SIR HENRY KING, C.B., K.C.H. (1778-1854)
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John Cox Dillman Engleheart
KEW 1784 - 1862 TUNBRIDGE WELLS
PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL HENRY KING, LATER GENERAL SIR HENRY KING, C.B., K.C.H. (1778-1854)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, ormolu frame;
signed and dated lower left: JD: Engleheart Pxt / 1814
116 by 88 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 25 November 1980, lot 95

Catalogue Note

The sitter wears the uniform of his regiment: the 82nd Prince of Wales’ Volunteers. He is seen with the Army Gold Medal for the battle of Vittoria, and the Sultan’s gold medal for the Egyptian campaign of 1801. He lost his right leg in the latter campaign, which likely explains the pose depicted in the miniature, where he leans on a wall and appears to hold a cane in his left hand. 

We are grateful to Christopher Bryant for his help in identifying the sitter.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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