25 May 2004
JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)
Miss Gascoine, in gold-bordered white dress, green brooch with drop pearl pendant at corsage, fur-bordered yellow surcoat, white feather in her upswept and curled light brown hair
pencil and water-colour on card
oval, 2½ in. (64 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame with plaited hair outer border, the reverse with blue glass central panel within blue glass surround and plaited hair outer border
By descent from the artist.
Mrs Busteed (great-granddaughter of John Smart); Christie's, London, 17 December 1936, lot 22 (20gns. to Burton-Jones).
Sotheby's, London, 24 October 1989, lot 324.
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D. Foskett, John Smart, The Man and his Miniatures, London, 1964, p. 67. illustrated, pl. XII, no. 43.
The backing-paper is inscribed with the sitter's name.
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