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Title: Colonel James Erskine, ca. 1785-1795/ watercolour on ivory miniature

Creator: Unknown

Location repository: State Library of New South Wales

Repository work id number: MIN 165

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Descriptive note: Watercolour drawing on ivory miniature encased in wooden rectangular frame with oval window at front with glass cover and raised metal rim. At the top centre of the frame is a metal clasp shaped like an acorn with leaves and a loop for hanging. Accompanying the miniature is drawstring chamois bag two internal pockets, red wool braid trim, and printed initials "R.D." on both sides (16.4 x 12.2 cm with bag) ( 13.7 cm handle approx.) Dated from approximate age of sitter.


Earliest date: 1785

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Inscriptions: Handwritten inscription on backing of frame: Colonel James Erskine C.B./ 48th Regiment/ A.D.C. to King George III/ Lt. Governor of New South Wales/ wounded at the Douro 1808/ Severely wounded at Badajoz

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Language: English

Latest date: 1795

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Materials techniques: watercolour

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Measurements: image: 6.7 x 5.3 cm Frame and loop: 15.0 x 10.5 cm

Object work type: drawing


Record source: PICMAN Catalogue (online)

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