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Old 03-02-24, 11:27 AM
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Default Two Brothers both Officers portrait miniatures reunited !

Hi all,
I bought the first portrait miniature early last year.Whilst
Scrolling on the Bay I spotted another portrait that looked very similar to my own, upon looking at the listing they are brothers, sorted a deal out and received today !!
Back together !
Hope you all like, feel free to add any info anyone has regarding the officers always nice to hear.
Best wishes
Steve
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Old 03-02-24, 11:43 AM
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Steve

Superb quality items and very well done for keeping them together. Plenty of opportunity for research too.

Regards, Simon.
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Old 03-02-24, 12:06 PM
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Those really are rather wonderful. Such detail in the likenesses. Great that you have brought them back together again.

Cheers……John
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Old 03-02-24, 12:12 PM
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Absolutely superb
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Totally awesome getting both of them!!!

Terry
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Old 03-02-24, 09:33 PM
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Two splendid finds and wonderful to see.

However, has any body else noticed how the locket of the elder sibling's rank has been engraved?

Unless Leiut was an ancient way of abbreviating Lieutenant, surely this was poor workmanship, but certainly does not detract from the quality of the two items.

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Old 04-02-24, 07:04 AM
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Those are stunning, what an amazing re-unite.
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Old 04-02-24, 07:11 AM
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Brilliant - well outside my field of interest but for some reason I'm mildly jealous - great finds...
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Old 04-02-24, 10:23 AM
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Two splendid finds and wonderful to see.

However, has any body else noticed how the locket of the elder sibling's rank has been engraved?

Unless Leiut was an ancient way of abbreviating Lieutenant, surely this was poor workmanship, but certainly does not detract from the quality of the two items.

Regards.

Brian
Many people today who cannot spell simple words but yes the engraver was at fault. There are some tattoo and cake decoration errors that are far worse!

Chris
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Old 04-02-24, 11:56 AM
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23rd Foot. To be Ensign, Alexander Spink Beaumont by purchase, vice Thomas Nepean Kenny, who retires. Dated 3rd June 1864.

8th Hussars. Captain Alexander Spink Beaumont retires from the service, receiving the value of his commission. Dated 11th September 1875.

Royal Engineers.The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets to be Lieutenants with temporary rank.
Richard Henry Beaumont Beaumont. Dated 22nd June 1858.

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Old 04-02-24, 12:47 PM
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Great one, thank you for the info

The presentation inscription reads: 'Presented To Gentleman Cadet Richard H.B. Beaumont On Obtaining His Commission From The Royal Military Academy June 1858, For His Exemplary Conduct While At The Institution'

Richard Henry Beaumont was promoted to Captain on 19 June 1872. The following year he commanded the 28th Company of Royal Engineers, Aldershot and was promoted to Major in December 1875. In 1880 he was in command of the 36th Company Royal Engineers at Chatham and became honorary Lieutenant Colonel on 1 July 1881. He retired in 1882 and died in 1884

Beaumont, Alexander 'Alex' Spink 1843-4.sep.1913 England, Manchester Deansgate - Kent, Beckenham
amateur musician, 1872 captain of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 21.feb.1874 in Pembroke he was tried and acquitted for attempt to commit sodomy, 20.sep.1910 made Freeman of the City of London in the presence of musicians, at time of death residing at Crossland, 28 Southend Road in Beckenham ; son of colonel Richard Henry John Beaumont ; 24.jan.1872 at Christ Church in London Paddington he married the widow Caroline Savage (Marlborough 1826-13.apr.1907 Croydon), daughter of baronet Griffies-Williams

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Great one, thank you for the info

The presentation inscription reads: 'Presented To Gentleman Cadet Richard H.B. Beaumont On Obtaining His Commission From The Royal Military Academy June 1858, For His Exemplary Conduct While At The Institution'

Richard Henry Beaumont was promoted to Captain on 19 June 1872. The following year he commanded the 28th Company of Royal Engineers, Aldershot and was promoted to Major in December 1875. In 1880 he was in command of the 36th Company Royal Engineers at Chatham and became honorary Lieutenant Colonel on 1 July 1881. He retired in 1882 and died in 1884

Beaumont, Alexander 'Alex' Spink 1843-4.sep.1913 England, Manchester Deansgate - Kent, Beckenham
amateur musician, 1872 captain of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 21.feb.1874 in Pembroke he was tried and acquitted for attempt to commit sodomy, 20.sep.1910 made Freeman of the City of London in the presence of musicians, at time of death residing at Crossland, 28 Southend Road in Beckenham ; son of colonel Richard Henry John Beaumont ; 24.jan.1872 at Christ Church in London Paddington he married the widow Caroline Savage (Marlborough 1826-13.apr.1907 Croydon), daughter of baronet Griffies-Williams
Was there any issue from the latter’s marriage? It seems it might perhaps be camouflage for his true proclivities, although that didn’t stop many such men from becoming fathers. They are superb miniature portraits I agree. It’s wonderful that you kept them together. Kudos to you.

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Things of beauty and thank you for sharing.
Works of art in miniature.
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