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John Smart
PORTRAIT OF COLONEL THE HON. JAMES HAMILTON (1764-1804) OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
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John Smart
PORTRAIT OF COLONEL THE HON. JAMES HAMILTON (1764-1804) OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
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Details & Cataloguing

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John Smart
LONDON 1741 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF COLONEL THE HON. JAMES HAMILTON (1764-1804) OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame, glazed hair reverse set with initials: JH;
signed and dated lower left: J.S./ 1784

 


54 by 41 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 8 July 2011, lot 295

Literature

Foskett, London, 1964, p. 68

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the son of Lord Anne Hamilton (1709-1748) and Anna Charlotte Maria Powell. He was the grandson of James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton (1658-1712). 

The preparatory drawing for this miniature is inscribed on the reverse: Col. Hamilton / no. 3 Leicester Street / Leicester Fields / Dark Blue coat and / Waistcoat (see Christie's, 17 November 2016, lot. 63). Smart has depicted the sitter with pink powdered hair, a short-lived fashion of the 1780s.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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