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An army officer; in profile, walking to left, holding sword, wearing hat with feather
Pen and ink and watercolour over graphite, with feather inserted in sheet for hat, with small strip of paper added across top edge
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Height: 160 millimetres
Width: 104 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The artist's work is unknown apart from an album in the National Library of Scotland (Press Mark Ry.II.b.16) and a group of two dozen prints and drawings with Grosvenor Prints in 1996, from which this drawing and five prints were purchased. Dates range from the 1790s to 1812.
Many of the subjects have Edinburgh connections and Jenkins may have been an associate of John Kay to whose style his work is close. He may, perhaps, be identified with the perfumer and toyman John Jenkins who had premises on North Bridge and Prince Street between 1800 to 1814. (Information from D. J. Bryden)
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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