19th Century Watercolour Painting Portrait of a Gentleman Military Officer

Period: 19th Century

A most interesting portrait of a gentleman who we believe was a reputable member of the military or aristocracy from the 19th century.

He is wearing a black coat, a black waistcoat and a white chemise of which you can see the collar just above the black stock.

A quite distinctive Red Sash crosses his chest from the right shoulder; we believe that the sash is the symbol of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Legion d'Honneur, the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits).

A glance of a medal is visible just under the coat's collar.

A watchful eye would also notice that the sitter is missing his right arm: a detail which supports the fact that he was most likely a distinguished military officer although here is wearing a daily attire and is sitting in a quite relaxed manner on a red velvet chair holding a red book.

The portrait is a watercolour and is set in a moulded frame with only slight/minor wear and tear.


Width: 29.00 cm (11.4 in)

Height: 32.00 cm (12.6 in)

Price: £380.00 (approx €456)

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