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Three-quarter length portrait of a young man, with his body in three-quarter view to the right, and his head turned to gaze at the viewer. He is depicted standing by a low balustrade, framed by swathes of heavy drapery decorated with fringes and tassels, with his right arm extended and resting on the rail. He wears a grey, curled wig tied with a ribbon and has on his right cheekbone a black silk lunette patch, to cover a scar received at the battle of Fontenoy in Flanders during the Wars of the Austrian Succession. He wears a red coat with black lapels, decorated with gold braid trimming, and a sash across his body from his left shoulder. Round the wrist of his extended hand is a white lace ruff. His glittering breastplate can just be seen beneath his coat.
Charles, 9th Lord Cathcart
oil on canvas
H 124 x W 99 cm
purchased from Major General, The Earl Cathcart, 1981