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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    SAMUEL ANDREWS (IRISH, 1767-1807)

    A young gentleman, said to be the artist John Smart, in moss-coloured coat, white waistcoat, frilled cravat, powdered hair; grey sky background

    Price Realised  

    SAMUEL ANDREWS (IRISH, 1767-1807)
    A young gentleman, said to be the artist John Smart, in moss-coloured coat, white waistcoat, frilled cravat, powdered hair; grey sky background
    on ivory
    oval, 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse set with blue glass panel decorated with diamond-set monogram 'ALC'


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    Samuel Andrews was a follower of John Smart and the latter's influence is apparent in the present work with the dark sky background. It has been suggested that the miniature is a copy of John Smart's celebrated self-portrait, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (see K. Coombs, The Portrait Miniature in England, London, 1998, illustrated in colour p. 93, pl. 62).

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