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John Smart
LONDON 1741 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF MARIANNE CAPPER (C1774-1856), WHEN A CHILD 
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame with a double border of pearls;
signed with the artist's initials and dated: J.S. / 1778
37 by 30 mm.
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Provenance

Captain R.H. Evans;
sale, London, Christie's, 18 February 1958, lot 87; 
with Leggatt, London;
sale, London, Christie's, 10 June 1963, lot 185;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 18 December 1986, lot 68

Literature

Foskett, 1964, p. 64, p. xiv, illust.;
Piper, 1973, p. 64; 
Deflassieux, 1974, pp. 47-48, illust.

Catalogue Note

In 1778 Smart painted three portraits of the Capper family: Colonel James Capper of Bungay (1743-1825), his daughter, Dorothy (the miniature is now in the V & A, London) and the present miniature. In 1798 Marianne married Robert Clutterbuck (1772-1831), the antiquary and topographer. 

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London