• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 336

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)

    Price Realised  

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)
    Two preparatory sketches, one taken from the artist's sketch book, of Captain Mackintosh, in profile to the right, in coat, ribbon fastened hair en queue; together with Mr Mee, uncle to Lord Palmerston, Secretary of War, in coat, stock, frilled shirt, hair en queue, inscribed below
    pencil on card
    rectangular, 4 x 6½ in. (104 x 165 mm.), 6 7/8 x 4½ in. (175 x 115 mm.) respectively, modern gilt-wood frames with bevelled matting, gold border (2)


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    The preparatory sketch of Mr Mee is inscribed below the sitter with the words 'Mr Mee Uncle to Lord Palmerson Secy of War [...]'.

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    Provenance

    Sir Bruce S. Ingram, O.B.E. (Lugt 1405a).


    Literature

    D. Foskett, John Smart, the Man and His Miniatures, London, 1964, pp. 70 and 71, respectively.