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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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Samuel Shelley
WHITECHAPEL CIRCA 1750 - 1808 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF CORNET EDWARD WALPOLE (1737-1771)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame, with apiteur set with enamelled plaque inscribed with extract from Alexander Pope's Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
49 by 39 mm.
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Provenance

Edward Grosvenor Paine (d. 1989), New Orleans;
his sale, London, Sotheby's, 22 June 1981, lot 117

Catalogue Note

This miniature was painted sometime between 1795 and 1808 when Shelley was living in Great St. George Street, Hanover Square. The stylistically old-fashioned appearance of this miniature for this period of his career may be explained by the fact that Shelley was copying a painting by Thomas Hudson.

The sitter is the grandson of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. He is seen here wearing the uniform of the Inniskilling Dragoons.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London