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Abraham Seaman

Portrait of Lieutenant General William Hargrave (d. 1751)

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Abraham Seaman

Abraham Seaman

Portrait of Lieutenant General William Hargrave (d. 1751)

Portrait of Lieutenant General William Hargrave (d. 1751)

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Abraham Seaman

London fl. 1724 - 1731

Portrait of Lieutenant General William Hargrave (d. 1751)


Enamel, later pierced gilt-metal frame;

inscribed verso: Lieut: General Wm. Hargrave / AEt 79

45 by 37 mm.

The work is well preserved. The edges of the enamel on the verso are lost but the inscription remains intact.


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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 29 April 2010, lot 66;
with Judy and Brian Harden Portrait Miniatures
The sitter joined the army in 1694, where he fought with the Regiment of Foot in the Low Countries for the next two years. During the War of the Spanish Succession he was present at the battles of Cadiz, Vigo Bay, Barcelona and Almanza. He was made Colonel of the 31st Regiment of Foot in 1730 and then Colonel of the Royal Fusiliers in 1739. In 1740 he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar. He is buried in Westminster Abbey, London.