A superb portrait miniature of a young Lady

JOHN SMART (1742-1811)

A superb portrait miniature of a young Lady

1769 London

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A superb portrait of a young lady wearing fur trimmed pink surcoat over green dress edged with pearls
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1769
Set in gold frame with plaited hair on the reveres


This is a stunning work by Smart before his departure to India. Smart can be considered to be the leading miniature artist in England at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.
Although the sitter is unknown the elaborate pearl edged green silk dress coupled with the ermine bordered pink coat indicates that she clearly was a lady of fashionable taste and considerable wealth.
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An English Private Collection
Dimensions
Height 43.00 mm (1.69 inches)
Stock Code
2683
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
Signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1769
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