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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 232

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)

    A preparatory sketch of Mrs Murray as a young lady, in powder blue satin robe à l'anglaise with fine lace trim, her light brown hair upswept and tightly curled

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    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)
    A preparatory sketch of Mrs Murray as a young lady, in powder blue satin robe à l'anglaise with fine lace trim, her light brown hair upswept and tightly curled
    on card
    oval, 1 7/8 in. (50 mm.) high, modern rectangular giltwood frame with white, gold-bevelled matting, in burgundy leather case stamped 'Asprey & Company Ltd. London' (2)


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    Provenance

    Lilian Mary Dyer, née Bose (1871-1955), a great-granddaughter of the artist; Christie's, London, 26 November 1937, lot 26 (part lot, 20 gns. to Hand).
    Sotheby's, London, 17 July 1972, lot 45.
    Christie's, London, 25 November 1987, lot 348.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION


    Literature

    D. Foskett, John Smart, the Man and His Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 71.