London, South Kensington
4 July 2000
A gentleman, facing right in blue coat, white waistcoat and cravat (cracked); Admiral Sir Sydney Smith, in naval uniform with gold braid and epaulette, powdered hair (after Plimer)
in pendant frame
oval, 25/8 in. (67 mm.) high; and a young gentleman, head and shoulders, in black coat (English School, early 19th Century)
two in gilt mounts, one in pendant frame
ovals and rectangular with cut corners, 25/8 in. (67 mm.) to 7/8 in. (22 mm.) high (3)
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The naval commander, Sir William Sidney Smith, was born in Westminster on 21st July 1764. He entered the navy and in 1780 was promoted to lieutenant for his bravery at Cape St. Vincent. He became admiral in 1821. He died on 26th May 1840 in Paris.
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