Militaria & Miscellaneous

Miniature of an Officer in the Northumberland Militia

Circle of Charles Shirreff (Scottish, circa 1750-1809) An Officer of the Northumberland Militia, wearing scarlet double-breasted coat with standing collar, pale buff facings, silver lace and epaulette, white cross belt bearing oval regimental belt plate engraved 23, white frilled chemise and black stock, his hair lightly powdered and tied with black ribbon. Gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal loosely plaited hair, with old price label for 10-0-0 size 61mm wide, 75mm high, 87mm high incl. suspension loop

The oval regimental plate seen in the miniature was the precedence number of the Northumberland Militia between 1793-1802

Good condition


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