A miniature portrait of General Charles Crosbie of the 53rd or Shropshire Regiment of Foot
A miniature portrait of General Charles Crosbie of the 53rd or Shropshire Regiment of Foot
A miniature portrait of General Charles Crosbie of the 53rd or Shropshire Regiment of Foot

GILCHRIST (worked from c.1790)

A miniature portrait of General Charles Crosbie of the 53rd or Shropshire Regiment of Foot

c. 1805 United Kingdom

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wearing red uniform with blue facings, white lace and gold epaulettes
, set in a gilt-metal frame

The uniform the sitter is wearing is that of a General and whilst traditionally the sitter was identified as Major John Gustavus Crosbie, he was too young when this miniature was likely to have been executed , circa 1805.

Charles Crosbie was appointed Captain of the 86th Regiment, 1759, and he served with the corps on the coast of Africa, being stationed some time at Senegal. He was promoted to the rank of major and afterwards to that of Lieut-colonel in the 86, which regiment was disbanded after the termination of the 7 years war. In 1778 he was Lieut.-colonel of the 67th Regiment; was promoted to the rank of colonel in 1780 and to Major -General in 1787. He was appointed colonel of the 53rd regiment in 1797 and promoted to the rank of lieut-Geneal in December following: in 1802 he was promoted to the rank of General. He died March, 1807
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Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
4430
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
signed on the obverse
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