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A portrait miniature of William Lambert (1761-1838), watercolour on ivory

£ 2,500

5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Wearing the uniform of a Infantry officer in scarlet coat with braided blue facings
signed with initials on the obverse set in gilt-locket with glazed reverse

William Lambert of Shorters Place, Woodmansterne Surrey married, circa 1785 Jane the daughter of Mr. Robert Le Grand and Elizabeth Curling of Guilton Kent. They had three Children William, b. 1788, Jane Elizabeth, b. 1789 and Lt. John Lambert RN. b. 1790. She died aged 29. Her beauty was the unrivalled toast of the county of Kent and after her marriage she was the pattern of everything that is excellent and praiseworthy in the mother, the wife, or the friend - according to Gentleman's Magazine, 1791, p. 1065.
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
More Information
Year                 circa 1790.
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory,
Signed                 signed with initials on the obverse
Provenance                 The Lambert family of Woodmansterne, Surrey and thence by descent
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