Officer in Pigtail Wig

Late 18th century


Painted in black with shades of grey and Chinese white highlights, this silhouette shows an officer (possibly naval rather than military) in a bound pigtail wig tied with a ribbon bow, wearing a coat with braiding and a shoulder epaulette.

Painted on card, the silhouette is housed in a period brass fronted frame with a make-do loop for hanging.

Item Ref. 4946

Size: framed, 122 x 102mm (4⅞ x 4")