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Zoomable Image of Portrait miniature of Major-General Edwin Hewgill (d.1809), wearing the uniform of the Coldstream Guards, with green facings and gold epaulette, his powdered hair worn en queue, c.1790

Portrait miniature of Major-General Edwin Hewgill (d.1809), wearing the uniform of the Coldstream Guards, with green facings and gold epaulette, his powdered hair worn en queue, c.1790

Andrew Plimer (1763-1837)

Portrait miniature of Major-General Edwin Hewgill (d.1809), wearing the uniform of the Coldstream Guards, with green facings and gold epaulette, his powdered hair worn en queue, c.1790

Andrew Plimer (1763-1837)

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Price:

£12,000

Materials:

Watercolour on ivory

Dimensions:

Oval, 3 1/8 in (79 mm) high

Provenance:

Christie’s, London, 10 November 1994, lot 38; Private Collection UK

Frame:

Original gold frame with blue glass reverse

Edwin Hewgill, son of The Rev. Henry Hewgill, rector of Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, was Secretary to His Royal Highness the Duke of York on the Continent during 1793-94. This portrait of Edwin Hewgill was probably painted shortly after his appointment as Brevet Colonel 26 January 1797. Almost a year later, he was made Deputy Barrack-Master-General to HM Forces December 1798 and then Lieutenant-Colonel in 18th Foot 10 May 1800 (on exchange from Coldstream Foot Guards). He commanded the 19th Foot 1800 to 1803 and became Major-General 1 October 1803. In 1804, he became Lieutenant-Governor of the Scilly Isles.[1] It appears that in his latter years he was a translator, penning a book entitled ‘The Field Engineer’ translated from the German, in 1806.



[1] This according to ‘The Scots Magazine’ of 1804

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