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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    JOHN SMART (1741-1811)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JOHN SMART (1741-1811)
    Mrs Chambers
    Pencil on card, the reverse inscribed ‘Mrs Chambers / 1807’
    107 mm. high, framed, the reverse inscribed by Arthur Jaffe with sitter's biography


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    A miniature by John Smart, signed and dated 1807, of Mrs Annie Chambers, daughter of Robert Chambers, Chief Justice of Bengal, was sold Duke’s, Dorchester, 12 June 2014, lot 251. The miniature is in the List of Known Sitters published by D. Foskett, John Smart. The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 64.

    Provenance

    By descent from the artist;
    Mrs Busteed, a great-granddaughter of the artist; Christie's, London, 17 December 1936, lot 42 (part lot).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE LATE ARTHUR JAFFE (1880-1954)