2 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION
JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)
A preparatory sketch of Mrs Murray as a young lady, in powder blue satin robe à l'anglaise with fine lace trim, her light brown hair upswept and tightly curled
oval, 1 7/8 in. (50 mm.) high, modern rectangular giltwood frame with white, gold-bevelled matting, in burgundy leather case stamped 'Asprey & Company Ltd. London' (2)
Lilian Mary Dyer, née Bose (1871-1955), a great-granddaughter of the artist; Christie's, London, 26 November 1937, lot 26 (part lot, 20 gns. to Hand).
Sotheby's, London, 17 July 1972, lot 45.
Christie's, London, 25 November 1987, lot 348.
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D. Foskett, John Smart, the Man and His Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 71.
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