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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 65

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)

    Price Realised  


    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)
    Colonel the Hon. Henry Monckton (1740-1778) of the Grenadier Guards
    Pencil and watercolour on card, reverse inscribed by the artist ‘Col.l Monckton’
    59 x 49 mm., mounted, the reverse inscribed by Arthur Jaffe with sitter's biography

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    The sitter was the fourth son of John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway by his second wife, Jane Westenra of Rathleagh, Ireland, and younger half-brother of Robert Monkton. During the American Revolutionary War he led a battalion of British Grenadiers and was wounded at Long Island during the New York and New Jersey campaign in 1777. In the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 he led a Grenadier battalion at Brandywine and Germantown but was killed leading his soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth on 28 June 1778.


    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 2 (9 gns. to Spink).

    Pre-Lot Text



    D. Foskett, John Smart. The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 71 as ‘possibly The Hon. Henry Monckton’ and p. 86, no. 2 as ‘Colonel Mockton’ (sic).