PORTRAIT SILHOUETTE FRANCIS SNELL MYTTON of SHIPTON, SALOP
Late 18th/early 19th century miniature silhouette of Francis Mytton 1763-1807, son of Thomas Mytton of Shipton, Shropshire of his Majesty's Regiment serving in Gibralter, in its ebonised oval frame, 144mm high.
Francis Snell Mytton is recorded in Shropshire Archive documents, including a letter dated 1783 to his aunt Miss Eliz. Mytton of Shrewsbury !739-1819 where he mentions the death of his sister, his hopes for lieutenancy and briefly his service in Gibralter. Further research shows that he served in the 25th Regiment of Foot, who were based in Gibralter in 1782 whilst under attack by Spain.
Worthy of further research.
Prov. Linley Hall, Shropshire.
Good condition for age.