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Lt. Col. Robert Stewart, Miniature Portrait C. 1763, French & Indian War

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Lt. Col. Robert Stewart, Miniature Portrait C. 1763, French and Indian War  Lieutenant Colonel Robert Stewart (1729–1809) of the Virginia Regiment Labeled on the back:: Lieutennip? Fitis ‘ie’? Ne Militia  A remarkable piece of history is encapsulated in a miniature portrait dating back to circa 1763. This exquisite 5-inch high by 4-inch wide depiction immortalizes the image of a youthful Lieutenant Colonel Robert Stewart (1729–1809), a distinguished figure of the Virginia Regiment during the tumultuous era of the French and Indian War. Lieutenant Colonel Stewart's significance in American military history is profound. He was a pivotal member of the Virginia Regiment, a pioneering force established in 1754 under the command of none other than George Washington himself. Serving alongside Washington, Stewart played a vital role as a captain, commanding a company of light horses within the regiment. Executed with meticulous attention to detail, this period portrait offers a glimpse into the past, capturing Stewart resplendent in his military uniform. Painted by a skilled hand on an unmarked 2.5-inch wide by 3-inch high oval porcelain blank, the portrait is a testament to the artistry of the era. Complete with its original ebonized wood frame, fitted with convex glass, this portrait is more than just a work of art—it's a tangible historical link to the French and Indian Wars.  Labeled on the back of the frame is a label in script bearing the inscription "Lieutennip? Fitis ‘ie’? Ne Militia," hinting at Stewart's esteemed rank and affiliation with the Virginia Militia. For collectors of historical artifacts or those with an appreciation for the rich tapestry of America's past, this miniature portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Stewart offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of living history—a testament to courage, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of the pre-revolutionary American frontier.
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