Portrait of an Officer of the Honourable Artillery Company circa 1780
English School oil on canvass in a gilt and gesso frame, thought to be a portrait of an officer of the Honourable Artillery company ( HAC ) or a Garrison Town Artillery Company circa 1780. The officer is dressed in the distinctive blue and red faced frock coat often associated with officers of artillery. The existence of silver lace and silver buttons and the appearance of a fortification on the sitters sword belt plate indicate that he was in all probability a militia artillery officer for a Garrison town such as London or Edinburgh. It is quite rare to find formal portraits of officers wearing headress.