Object Title

Painting

Painting

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

I.948

Provenance

Christie/Spinks, Medal and Militaria Sale, 12 July, 1994, Lot. 699

Physical Description

Oil on board, in ornate gilt frame. Medal is identified as First Afghan War (1842-3) in Sale Catalogue entry.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 8in. x 6in. (20.4 x 15.2 cm.), Frame: 12.5in. x 10.5in. (32 x 27 cm.)

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

W. Melville: only references found:
Richard Ormond, 'Early Victorian Portraits' (National Portrait Gallery Catalogue), London, 1973, p.421, cites a 1842 portrait by W. Melville of Sir Harry Smith and a companion one of his wife as being in the collection of Mrs. T. E. Dean in 1933.
Christopher Wood, 'Dictionary of Victorian Painters', Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1978, gives dates as 'fl. 1851-1861' and cites: 'Exhib, a work entitled 'A Rabbi' at the B[ritish] I[nstitution]. London address.'