Lot 2026 , Thomas Watling (fl.1801-3) Australian Miniature of John White Esq, Surgeon General of New South Wales 2 x 1.5in. & tassie type plaque
Thomas Watling (1762-c.1814) Australian
unframed oil on ivory
Miniature of John White Esq, Surgeon General of New South Wales
signed and dated N.S.Wales 1792
2 x 1.5in. and a tassie type plaque of Nelson.
Not framed, slight curvature to the ivory and speckled with dirt and a small rubbed area to the left of his buttons, otherwise good condition. The Nelson plaque also in good condition.
Name of sitter and rank delicately painted onto a piece of paper which is attached to the back of the miniature.
Provenance; local general dealer purchased it amongst other items from a family who were emigrating to Australia. They sold him a number of ''old colonial'' and ''old money'' items but nothing related to this item.