A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry  and his wife
A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry  and his wife
A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry  and his wife
A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry  and his wife
A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry  and his wife
A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry  and his wife

Attributed to J OR GIOVANNI TROSSARELLI (c.1760-1852)

A fine pair of portraits of an Officer of the Bengal Native Cavalry and his wife

c. 1810 United Kingdom

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He wearing blue uniform with silver lace and red collar, she wears a wedding attire, pearl necklace and white flowers in her upswept hair
set in the original gold frames, the reverse to reveal oval aperture with plaited hair

The miniatures have not been opened so it is not certain whether they are signed on the reverse of not.

The portraits are likely to have been commissioned to celebrate a wedding, it is wonderful that husband and wife have remained together after such a long time.

Images of East India Company cavalry from this period are relatively scarce,
J (John) or Giovanni Trossarelli was the brother of Gaspare both of whom came to London from Turin in 1790. There seems to have been some confusion between them. Benezit records Gaspare as the one who exhibited at the R.A 1793-1825 whilst Long records Giovanni (John) as the one who exhibited there. The R.A. gives all the entries to J. Trossarelli except t for one in 1801, when no initial was given. Giovanni is recorded as having come to England with a pension from the King of Sardinia where he was court painter. He taught drawing to the Duchess of Gloucester and painted numerous member of the Royal family.
Light dust under the glass. Scratch to the glass at 9 o'clock and minor scratches to the glass at noon on the portrait of the officer
Christie's, London, 7 November, 1988, lot 134 as attributed to J. or Giovanni Trossarelli
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 6, 16 (#20a) 17 (#20b)
Dimensions
Diameter 6.40 cm (2.52 inches)
Stock Code
4510
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
Not opened
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