JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/1743-1811)
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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/1743-1811)

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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/1743-1811)
Nellie Garnett, in pink dress, wearing a gold pendant suspended from black ribbon, embroidered gauze veil in her upswept blonde hair
signed with initials and dated 'JS / 1770' (lower left)
on ivory
oval, 1½ in. (39 mm.) high, gold frame with rose-cut diamond border, engraved on the reverse 'Portrait of Nelly Garnett, a celebrated beauty in the Reign of George III by John Smart'
Provenance
The Trustees of the Hursley Settlement; Christie's, London, 15 June 1982, lot 116.
Christie's, London, 23 October 1989, lot 126.
Literature
D. Foskett, John Smart, The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 67.
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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