W: 3.2cm (1.3")H: 4.2cm (1.7")
Unusual miniature of an army officer set before a castle. He is wearing a powdered wig en queue, red jacket with blue epaulettes and edging and white frilled chemise, probably of the Gardes-Suisses of the French Royal Guard. Watercolour on ivory by George Place C1785. Gold shell frame, the reverse with hair in the shape of a wheatsheaf set onto foiled opaline glass.