Brilliant and handsome young officer, some sort of medal included in the painting. It's framed beautifully and both frame and oil painting on porcelain plaque survive beautifully. This is one of those paintings whose eyes and gaze follows you whether you're to the left of it or to the right, a definite attention getter, in that royal blue military uniform, with those eyes so bold and touch of a smile which shows off a dimple. Painted in oil on porcelain, it is both more durable and this one in particular is larger of face, superb little painting. His mutton chop sideburns help us date him.
Very good to excellent condition throughout. No loss or scratches on the old painting, even though it is not covered by glass. The old dore bronze and wood-matted bow top frame is an exceptionally fine antique all on its own. It has the original easel stand and also a loop into which a hanging bale would have originally been. That hanging loop is the only thing missing. The artist has signed this plaque/painting on the very edge and it doesn't really show in the aperture, but I've shown it for you when the plaque was out of its frame. I can't really make out the name, but his or her talent is certainly evident. Gorgeous portrait, superb frame.