This is a lovely antique portrait drawing of a naval officer.
It dates to around the 1820s or 1830s.
It is a fine study and stylistically it looks to fine Neo-Classical portraits by the French artist, Ingres.
Sadly, the creator of this fine study has not signed his work - so any attribution is always going to be speculative.
The drawing is in pencil (with some touches of grey wash) on a wove paper - which Ingres also favoured - its smooth surface was so receptive to the finest of drawn lines.
The drawing is certainly a highly decorative one - and the sitter is certainly very easy on the eye, and certainly a most handsome chap. He cuts a dashing figure in his naval uniform.
So not really much to add here - an attractive British School, early 19th-century drawing.
Dimensions: 17.5 x 14.2 cm. Frame size: 41 x 37 cm
Listed at a fair price for such a charming and well-delineated work.
Now if you can attach an attribution to it... well, you have a great bargain, but as sold it is certainly a beautiful decorator's addition.
Can be shipped outside of the UK - but I would have to remove the glass from the frame. Please feel free to discuss with me further.