This portrait miniature of Sir Pulteney Malcolm GCB GCMG (1768-1838) depicts him wearing naval uniform.
Sir Pulteney Malcolm by George Engleheart, 1806
© Dumfries Museum
- Watercolour on ivory
- Height: 10 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,880 ( Total: £12,000)
- Acquired in:
Sir Malcolm was born in Langholm in Dumfriesshire and entered the navy during the American Revolutionary War. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1813 and served during the war with the United States as third-in-Command. The Dumfries area has unusual links with America and John Paul Jones, Father of the American Navy was also born in the Dumfries area. Engleheart was a well known miniature painter who painted George III many times. The artist imbues his sitters with a sense of gentleness, elegance and serenity; even his military officers look more at home in the drawing room than the battlefield.
By family descent.
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