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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)
    Colonel The Hon. James Hamilton (1764-1804) of the Coldstream Guards
    Pencil and watercolour on card, the reverse inscribed by the artist ‘Col.l Hamilton / no. 3 Leicester Street / Leicester Fields / Dark Blue Coat and / Waistcoat’
    60 x 47 mm., framed, the reverse inscribed by Arthur Jaffe with sitter's biography


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    James Hamilton was the son of Lord Anne Hamilton (1709-1748) and Anna Charlotte Maria Powell. He was a grandson of James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton (1658-1712). He married Lucy Lloyd (1741-1790), daughter of Sir Richard Lloyd of Hintlesham, Suffolk and widow of Sir John Fytche-Barker, 7th Bt (1741-1766).
    A miniature of Captain The Hon. James Hamilton signed and dated 1784 by John Smart was sold Sotheby’s, London, 7-8 July 2011, lot 295 and lot 294 was a miniature of his wife, Lucy Lloyd, also by John Smart, dated 1781. A further miniature of James Hamilton by John Smart, signed and dated 1784, was sold Phillips, London, 15 July 1991, lot 32.

    Provenance

    By descent from the artist;
    Lilian Mary Dyer, née Bose (1871-1955), a great-granddaughter of the artist; Christie’s, London, 26 November 1937, lot 12 (12 gns. to Spink, part lot).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE LATE ARTHUR JAFFE (1880-1954)


    Literature

    D. Foskett, John Smart. The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 68.