20 November 2007
John Smart (British, 1742/43-1811)
A young gentleman, in black coat and waistcoat, white cravat
signed with initials and dated 'J.S. 1773' (lower-left)
oval, 1½ in. (38 mm.) high, gold bracelet frame with gold suspension chain
Bought by Edward Grosvenor Paine from S. J. Phillips, London, in 1968 or in July 1971.
Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989) Collection, New Orleans, La., inv. no. 559; Christie's, London, 23 October 1979, lot 111.
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