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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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John Smart
LONDON 1741 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN GEORGE OAKES (1755-1797) 
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame;
signed lower left with the artist initials and dated: JS / 1784
53 by 40 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 28 April 1981, lot 126

Catalogue Note

The sitter served in the Royal Navy between 1776 and 1797. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1783, the year before Smart painted this miniature.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London