A fine portrait miniature of Lieutenant John Mackintosh
A fine portrait miniature of Lieutenant John Mackintosh
A fine portrait miniature of Lieutenant John Mackintosh

RICHARD COSWAY (1742-1821)

A fine portrait miniature of Lieutenant John Mackintosh

c. 1805 United Kingdom

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wearing the uniform of the Marines, scarlet coat with blue collar, gold epaulette and white cross belt
Gold frame the reverse glazed to reveal lock of hair tied with split pearls and gold wire on opalescent glass

Mackintosh was appointed Captain Lieutenant of the 3rd Corps of Marines, 30th November, 1793; 1st Lieutenant of the 10th Crops of Marines, 15th August, 1805; and 1st Lieutenant of Royal Marines, 1 January 1816. In 1805 he sailed on the Polyphemus for the Battle of Trafalgar. The appointment was renewed at Brighton in January 1816/ He died in South Africa. His portrait by Cosway shows him as a young officer, probably painted shortly before he sailed for Trafalgar in 1805.
Good
Albion Collection, Bonhams, 22nd April, 2004, lot 117
D.S. Lavender
Bath, Holburne Museum of Art, Secret Passion to Noble Fashion, 21 April - 18th July, 1999
Edinburgh, Phillips Auctioneers, Secret Passion to Noble Fashion, 199
Edinburgh, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the Albion Loan Collection 2000-2003.
A. Sumner & R. Walker, Secret Passion to Noble Fashion, Holburne Museum of Art, 1999, no. 33
Dimensions
Height 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Stock Code
4931
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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