An infantry officer with powdered wig
An infantry officer with powdered wig
An infantry officer with powdered wig
An infantry officer with powdered wig


An infantry officer with powdered wig

c. 1790 Dublin

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An infantry officer, with powdered hair en queue, wearing a red coat with white facings and gold epaulette, frilled stock jabot and black stock
Gold frame with plaited hair border, the reverse with seed pearl monogram HKE on brown strands of hair within gold mount and blue glass border

At the age of 9 years, in 1768, and again in 1769, Robretson exhibited "Designs in Hair" at the Society of Artists in William Street. In 1772, 1773 and 1774
"Master Charles Robertson" exhibited "Likenesses and Designs in Hair," and in 1775 "Miniatures." From 1785 to 1792 he was in London, and exhibited two miniatures at the Royal Academy in 1790. He was back in Dublin in 1793, and was living in Mecklenburgh Street until 1798. After several changes of address he settled at No. 7 Holles Street in 1811, and there passed the rest of his life. He was a contributor of miniatures and flower pieces to the Dublin Exhibitions in 1800, 1801 and 1802; and miniatures and small portraits in water-colour from 1811 to 1821. He visited London in 1806, and exhibited two miniatures in the
Academy, his address being given in the catalogue as "Charles Robertson from Dublin, 93 New Bond Street." He also exhibited in 1808
Height 61.00 mm (2.40 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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