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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)

    Price Realised  


    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1741-1811)
    Thomas Henchman (c. 1748-1804) of the East India Company
    Pencil and watercolour on card
    91 mm. high, framed, the reverse inscribed by Arthur Jaffe with sitter's biography

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    The sitter was a stockholder in the East India Company and author of Observations of the Reports of the Directors respecting Trade between India and Europe. A mezzotint after a painting by James Northcote, R.A. (1746-1831), published in 1803, is in the National Portrait Gallery, London, inv. no. NPG D35685. A portrait of Thomas Henchman, Deputy Governor of the Military Orphan Society by George Carter (1737-1794) is in the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta and is illustrated M. Archer, India and British Portraiture, London, 1979, p. 275, pl. 191.


    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 47 (5 gns. to Agnew, part lot).

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