1763 - 1837
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS GEORGE SMITH (1765-1838)
watercolour on ivory, gold frame with split-pearl border, glazed central hair reserve, set with a gilt-metal monogram GS
70mm. by 57mm.; 2 3/4 in. by 2 1/4 in.
Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at 33 Grosvenor Street, 1904, probably 'Ground Floor Front Room / Miniature Portrait Gent in pearl rim frame';
Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at 19 Hill Street, 1927, 'Mr Oswald Smith's Sitting Room / [a miniature] gentleman wearing a blue coat, white cravat powdered hair in gold locket set with pearls hair at back with initials G.S.';
Inventory of the Property of Rose O. Smith at 25 Chesham Place, 1931, 'Drawing Room / Miniature Portrait of a Gentleman in Blue Coat... in gold locket inset pearls'