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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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John Smart
LONDON 1741 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY CALLED MRS MARY ROBINSON, KNOWN AS 'PERDIA'
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, set in the lid of a later gold mounted circular tortoiseshell snuff box, the inside lid applied with plaque engraved: Mrs Robinson / the Prince of Wales / Perdia;
signed and dated lower left: J: Smart / pinx.t / 1780
60 by 48 mm.
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Provenance

Sir Richard Wallace (d. 1890);
Lady Wallace (d. 1897);
to her secretary, John Murray Scott (d. 1912); 
Lady Victoria Sackville-West, Baroness Sackville (d. 1936);
sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 16 December 1971, lot 24;
Edward Grosvenor Paine (d. 1989), New Orleans;
his sale, London, Christie's, 28 October 1980, lot 112

Catalogue Note

An accompanying note written in a later hand suggests that this portrait was 'painted by order of the Prince of Wales and presented to Mrs Robinson.'  

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London