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Lord Heathfield Gibraltar -Original c1780

"Lord Heathfield, done by a common soldier at Gibraltar and kept by his Aide-de-Camp for its correct representation of his character and appearances." The description below in manuscript.

Small watercolour, measuring 12cms x 14cms approx. mounted on a scrapbook page from a Regency album. Print of Warren Hastings on reverse.

The picture has been folded, probably in an officer's pocket.

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield 1717-1790. Most notable for his command of the Gibraltar Garrison during The Great Siege of Gibraltar which lasted from 1779-1783.

A remarkable 18th century survival.