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Details & Cataloguing

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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John Smart
LONDON 1741 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS GEORGE SUTTON (1751-1804) 
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame with pearl border;
signed with the artist's initials lower right: JS. / 1791 / I
60 by 46 mm.
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Provenance

Mrs. P.B.K. Daingerfield, Baltimore;
sale, New York, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, 20 May 1937, lot 287;
with B. & D. Levy;
Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989), New Orleans, by 1977;
his sale, London, Christie's, 12 October 1982, lot 85

Literature

Foskett, 1964, p. 74

Catalogue Note

The traditional identification of the sitter as George Sutton of Kelham, Nottinghamshire, is unfounded as at the time this miniature was painted in India, he was in London attending parliament.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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