20 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 20,900
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
John Smart (British, 1742/43-1811)
The Hon. John Douglas (1756-1818), in the red and blue uniform of the 1st Foot Guards, powdered hair en queue
signed with initials and dated 'J.S. 1779' (lower left)
oval, 1 7/16 in. (37 mm.) high, gold bracelet frame with later suspension loop
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The Hon. John Douglas (1756-1818) was the youngest son of James, 14th Earl of Morton. In 1784 he married Frances Lascelles, daughter of Edward, 1st Earl of Harewood.
The present lot was purchased from Limner Antiques in 1973 and was the first miniature in the Gordon Collection.
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With Limner Antiques, London, 1973.