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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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William Wood
SUFFOLK 1769 - 1810 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN SMALL (1726-1796), 1796
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, black lacquer frame;
signed and inscribed verso: 5448. / By / Will: Wood. / General Small.
95 by 76 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 14 October 1992, lot 88

Literature

G.C. Williamson, London, 1921, pp. 165 & 290

Catalogue Note

John Small, born in Perthshire, enjoyed a distinguished career with the 84th Foot Highland Regiment, serving in Canada, the West Indies, and America. In 1793, he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey. 

In his sitter’s book, 'Memorandum', (National Art Library, London - MSL/1944/433-435) the artist records painting Small three times; this work, no. 5448, painted in 1796, was the last.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London