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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742 or 1743-1811)

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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742 or 1743-1811)

An officer, in red coat with blue facings with embroidered gold button loops, gold epaulette, white waistcoat with gold buttons and lace cravat, powdered hair en queue

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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742 or 1743-1811) An officer, in red coat with blue facings with embroidered gold button loops, gold epaulette, white waistcoat with gold buttons and lace cravat, powdered hair en queue signed with initials and dated 'J.S. 1781.' (lower left) oval, 1 13/16 in. (45 mm.) high, gold frame with bright-cut edge
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For another portrait of an officer of the same year 1781, see Stephen Lloyd's exhibition catalogue Portrait Miniatures from the Clarke Collection, Edinburgh, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 2001, p. 83, no. 47.

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