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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)

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    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)
    A self-portrait of the artist
    Pencil and watercolour on card
    91 x 69 mm., framed, the reverse inscribed by Arthur Jaffe with sitter's biography

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    The present lot forms part of a small group of self-portraits by Smart. Daphne Foskett identified nine of these portraits in her 1964 publication John Smart. The Man and his Miniatures – the majority being finished portrait miniatures on ivory. For more information about Smart’s self-portraits, see A. Marquis ‘Intimate Objects. British Portraits from Smart to Spencer in the Fitzwilliam Museum’ (online article, n.d.).

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    Please note that the provenance in the printed catalogue is incorrect

    Pre-Lot Text



    D. Foskett, John Smart. The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, illustrated pl. III, no. 5.
    C. Korkow, British Portrait Miniatures. The Cleveland Museum of Art, London, 2013, illustrated p. 158, fig. 79.