5th Dragoon Guard

Robert Hancock


Wearing a red coat that is heavy with epaulettes and gold braid and with a green collar, this officer is with the 5th Dragoon Guards. Set against a stippled background, the officer’s features are particularly well expressed to convey a strong no-nonsense character.

Painted around 1820 the portrait is understood to be signed Robert Hancock on the reverse. Based in Bristol, Hancock drew small pastel portraits as well miniatures. The portrait is in fine condition and is housed in a later gilt metal frame.

Item Ref. 6149

Size: framed, 83 x 67mm + hanger

Provenance: Private German Collection