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475

Andrew Plimer

Portrait of Lieutenant General Edwin Hewgill (d. 1809)

Restricted Species

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Property from an Important British Private Collection

Andrew Plimer

Andrew Plimer

Portrait of Lieutenant General Edwin Hewgill (d. 1809)

Portrait of Lieutenant General Edwin Hewgill (d. 1809)

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Property from an Important British Private Collection

Andrew Plimer

Wellington 1763 - 1837 Brighton

Portrait of Lieutenant General Edwin Hewgill (d. 1809)


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold fausse montre frame, blue glass reverse with central hair reserve

80 by 68 mm.

Overall finely executed, on the collar and lapel Plimer has used a bolder technique to suggest the sheen of the fabric.


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This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby’s assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby’s shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 November 1994, lot 38
The sitter was born in Yorkshire and served in the Coldstream Guards. He acted as ADC and Private Secretary to the Duke of York on the Continent in 1793-94. He married Elizabeth Mary, daugther of William Fraser, the Under-Secretary of State to George II.