Old Masters Day Sale, including portrait miniatures from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher

Old Masters Day Sale, including portrait miniatures from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 340. Portrait of General Patrick Duff (1742-1803).

Property of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

John Smart

Portrait of General Patrick Duff (1742-1803)

Lot Closed

December 9, 06:00 PM GMT

Estimate

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

John Smart

London 1741 - 1811

Portrait of General Patrick Duff (1742-1803)


watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame, glazed and hair reverse, set with the initials: PD;

signed with the artist's monogram and dated lower right: J.S. / 1791 / I 

6.9 by 5.4 cm., 2¾ by 2⅛ in.

Henry F. Holt, by 1865;
Sale, London, Christie's, 2 May 1961, lot 213 (as Admiral Patrick Drummond);
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1989, lot 328 (as Captain Patrick Drummond)
D. Foskett, John Smart, the man and his miniatures, London 1964, p. 66 (as Captain Patrick Drummond of the Royal Artillery)
The sitter has previously been mistakenly identified as both Admiral Patrick Drummond and Captain Drummond. He is, however, General Patrick Duff who commanded the East India Company's Artillery in the 1790s.

We would like to thank Dr Andrew Cormack and Neil Jeffares for their help when cataloguing this lot.