Sir Pulteney Malcolm by George Engleheart

This portrait miniature of Sir Pulteney Malcolm GCB GCMG (1768-1838) depicts him wearing naval uniform.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour on ivory
Dimensions:
Height: 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,880 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Bonhams

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.

Provenance

By family descent.

Venue details

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, DUMFRIES Dumfriesshire DG2 7SW 01387 253 374 www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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