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John Smart (British, 1741-1811)
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John Smart (British, 1741-1811)

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John Smart (British, 1741-1811)
A portrait miniature of a lady in aubergine dress, signed with intials and dated 'J.S. / 1777' (lower left) mounted in the secret compartment of a gold-mounted ivory patch-box, the cover set with gold monogram SC on plaited hair ground; together with a portrait of a gentleman, possibly Major Banks of Madras, wearing a portrait miniature, signed with intials and dated 'J.S. / 1789 / I' for India (lower right), in gilt-metal hinged locket case
Ovals, 26 mm. and 58 mm. high
Provenance
The latter, Major R.M.O. de la Hey; Sotheby's, London, 4 November 1968, lot 244 (as 'Perhaps Major Banks of Madras'. £550 to Mrs Haynes).
Literature
The latter, D. Foskett, John Smart. The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 62.
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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