JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)
JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)
JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)
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JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Lot sold:3,250GBP

Description

JOHN SMART

London 1741 - 1811

PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame;

signed with the artist's initials lower left: J.S. 1775

50 by 40 mm.

Condition Report

Some of the more delicate pigments haved faded in this miniature.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 November 2000, lot 3


JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)
JOHN SMART | PORTRAIT OF LADY BOSTON, NÉE CHRISTIAN METHUEN (1750-1832)
Lot Closed