JOHN SMART (1742/43-1811)
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JOHN SMART (1742/43-1811)

A fine miniature of a young gentleman, facing left in dark brown coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat and frilled cravat, curly blonde hair

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JOHN SMART (1742/43-1811)
A fine miniature of a young gentleman, facing left in dark brown coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat and frilled cravat, curly blonde hair
signed with initials and dated 'J.S. 1804.' (lower left)
oval, 31/8 in. (78 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame, the reverse with hair compartment
Provenance
Joshua James Foster (1847-1923).
The S. H. V. Hickson Collection; Sotheby's, London, 29 March 1965, lot 66 (£300 to Jenks).
Literature
J. J. Foster, Miniature Painters British and Foreign, London/New York, 1903, I, illustrated opp. p. 70, pl. XLV, no. 83.
J. J. Foster, 'Exhibition of Miniatures at Brussels', The Connoisseur, XXXIII, July 1912, illustrated p. 164, no. VIII.
B. S. Long, British Miniaturists, London, 1929/1966, p. 408.
Exhibited
Brussels, Hôtel Goffinet, Exposition de la Miniature, 1912, no. 322 (lent by J. J. Foster).
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