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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 MASTER CHARLES KENWORTHY SMART (1787-1806)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame with white and blue enamel border, the reverse with glazed central hair reserve set with initials C.K.S.;
signed with the artist's initials lower left and dated: JS. / 1797
47 by 36 mm.
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Provenance

By descent to Hilda Owen, great grand-daughter of Robert Woolf, the artist's son-in-law;
sale, London, Christie's, 27 March 1984, lot 238

Literature

Foskett, 1964, p. 17

Catalogue Note

The sitter was born in India the illegitimate son of John Smart’s brother, Major Charles Smart. He was educated in England but returned to India, having joined the army in 1804.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London