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Miniature Portrait of George IV Makes 16 Times Estimate at Bonhams

5 years agoArts : Artdaily

PARIS.- A portrait miniature of Sir Pulteney Malcolm GCB GCMG (1768-1838), a Scottish Naval officer from Dumfriesshire, sold for £12,000 making it the top lot in the Fine Portrait Miniatures auction at Bonhams, Knightsbridge this afternoon (Thursday 8th April). At just 10cm in height, the miniature depicts Sir Pulteney Malcolm who, on 24th August 1814, was third in command of a fleet which set fire to many public buildings in Washington D.
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