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George Engleheart and another hand
PORTRAIT OF A BOY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS MASTER HAMILTON, CIRCA 1800
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame with pearl border, the reverse with blue and opalescent glass, overlaid with hair decoration and the initial C;
reputedly signed verso: George Engleheart pinxit

 


100 by 80 mm.
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Provenance

Edward Joseph, London;
his executor's sale, London, Christie's, 27 February 1894, lot 86;
with Arthur G. Tite, London, by 1963;
sale, New York, Phillips, 29 September 1978, lot 32;
sale, London, Christie's, 27 March 1979, lot 29;
with Edwin Bucher, Trogen, by 1982

Literature

Williamson & Engleheart, 1902, appendix VIII, no. 86;
Foskett, 1963, p. 119, no. 101

Catalogue Note

Although this miniature is very fine, in their 1902 publication on George Engleheart, G.C. Williamson and H.L.D. Engleheart noted that ’only the head and coat is by George Engleheart.'

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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