The head on the medallion is reminiscent of that of King Charles II made by John Roettier to commemorate the Dutch War of 1667. (British Museum 1921,0518.3). The prominent display of a portrait of a Stuart monarch may suggest that the sitter was English and held Jacobite sympathies.
Losses to the highlights on the blue coat have been retouched in several places. There are very minor losses to the margins but these do not really detract from this swagger portrait. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."