A portrait miniature of Captain George Ravenshaw
A portrait miniature of Captain George Ravenshaw

Circle of SAMUEL SHELLEY (c.1750-1808)

A portrait miniature of Captain George Ravenshaw

1800 United Kingdom

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wearing Naval uniform, with gold epaulette, black stock and white cravat
inscribed on reverse George Ravenshaw/ born 1779 died of/ yellow fever in W. Indies/ in 1812./ Was made Commander immediately after the/ battle of San Domingo. He served under Nelson./ Was 3rd son of the / first John Goldsborough/ Ravenshaw /and Elizabeth Withers, his wife, set in a velvet lined rectangular leather travelling case

Sold together with a letter dated May 8 /17 to Harold from her cousin Elizabeth Ravenshaw, describing how family tradition states that the sitter in the miniature was one of Lord Nelson's Flag Captain.

Ravenshaw was first-lieutenant of the Spencer in 1806 and was Captain of the Cherub in the Leeward Isles in 1808.
Elizabeth Ravensham and by family descent
Height 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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