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Oil on Tin Portrait of Major General Augustine Prevost and a Miniature Portrait of His Wife Annette Grand

Auction:
3033T
Lot:
1119
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
Sale #3033T - 3033T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 18, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Oil on Tin Portrait of Major General Augustine Prevost and a Miniature Portrait of His Wife Annette Grand, late 18th century, bust-length portrait of the general wearing a blue-faced red military jacket with gold lace and buttons and white waistcoat, mounted in a stained oak frame, ht. 13 3/4, wd. 9 3/4; miniature portrait of his wife wearing a pink dress, the back with a partial inscription "Miss [?] Grand/[?] Wife," in a brass frame, ht. 2 3/8, wd. 2 in.

Note: Augustine Prevost (1723-1786) was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and was commissioned Major in the 60th Royal American Regiment January 9, 1756. He served in several northern campaigns of the French & Indian War including the Siege of Quebec in September of 1759. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Prevost, then a colonel of the 60th, was part of the British garrison at St. Augustine, Florida. He was later made a brigadier-general and commanded British forces during the Siege of Savannah in 1779.
Estimate $250-350


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Keywords

Augustine Prevost, Annette Grand, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo, Augustine Prévost, Christian theology, Christianity, Georgia (U.S. state) in the American Revolution, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Prevost, Religion, Siege of Savannah, United States