View 1 of Lot 299. JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF DAVID SHAKESPEAR (1751-1823).
View 1 of Lot 299. JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF DAVID SHAKESPEAR (1751-1823).
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JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF DAVID SHAKESPEAR (1751-1823)

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF DAVID SHAKESPEAR (1751-1823)

JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF DAVID SHAKESPEAR (1751-1823)

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,750

GBP

JOHN SMART

London 1741 - 1811

PORTRAIT OF DAVID SHAKESPEAR (1751-1823)


Watercolour over pencil on paper, gold frame, glazed reverse;

inscribed verso: Mr Shake..[spear] / West Indian

55 by 45 mm.

Lilian Mary Dyer, née Bose (d. 1955), a great-granddaughter of the artist;

her sale, London, Christie's, 26 November 1937, lot 20;

sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 26 June 1980, lot 21

Foskett, 1964, p. 87

This sitter, of the Stepney Shakespears, was the son of John Shakespear, Alderman of London. He was the proprietor of Hodges Pen, on the south-western coast of Jamaica.