JOHN SMART | Portrait of Captain George Oakes (1755-1797)
7,000 - 9,000 GBP
- Portrait of Captain George Oakes (1755-1797)
- Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame;signed lower left with the artist initials and dated: JS / 1784
- 53 by 40 mm.
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 28 April 1981, lot 126
The sitter served in the Royal Navy between 1776 and 1797. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1783, the year before Smart painted this miniature.