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John Smart, the English miniature painter, was born in Norfolk; he became a pupil of Cosway, and is frequently alluded to in his correspondence. He became director and vice-president of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and exhibited with that society. He went to India in 1788 where he obtained a number of commissions. He settled in London in 1797 and lived there for the rest of his life. He married Edith Vere, and is believed to have had only one son who died in Madras. He was a member of the Society of Sandemanians. Many of his pencil drawings still exist in the possession of the descendants of a great friend of his only sister. Several of his miniatures are in Australia and belong to a cadet branch of the family. His work is entirely different to that of Cosway, quiet and grey in its colouring, with the flesh tints elaborated with much subtlety and modelled in exquisite fashion. He possessed a great knowledge of anatomy, and his portraits are drawn with greater anatomical accuracy and possess more distinction than those of any miniature painter of his time.

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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
superb drawing A superb drawing of a Gentleman of the East India Company, belie...
A superb drawing of a Gentleman of the East India Company, believed to be Captain John Lambe pencil on paper Built by Barnard, in 1786, The Sh...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A fabulous pair of miniature portraits of husband and wife.
She wears turquoise dress with white underslip and fur trimmed pink surcoat, a rope of pearls in her upswept hair: he wears a gold edged pink waist...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A fine portrait of Arthur Shakespeare
Arthur Shakespeare wearing a mole coloured coat, yellow edged green waistcoat and white stock, his powdered hair en queue signed with initials on...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A fine portrait of Monsieur de Viapre
He wears bright red coat, gold trimmed green waistcoat and white stock, his powdered hair en queue set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame ...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A Gentleman, believed to be Charles Stuart, 7th Earl of Traquair (1744-1827)
wearing a mole-coloured coat with gold and white embroidered waistcoat set in gold frame with green glass border and split pearl border, the reve...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A good portrait of a Gentleman, believed to be The Hon Thomas Hervey, MP (1699-1...
wearing a blue coat with crimson collar and gold frogging signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1764 in the original gold bracelet clasp ...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A portrait miniature of a young Gentleman
in blue coat, the border embroidered with gold lace matching waistcoat and lace cravat, powdered hair en queue set in gilt-metal frame with pi...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A portrait of a young Gentleman
A young Gentleman with powdered hair en queue, wearing green coat, white waistcoat and tied stock Set in the original gold frame with glazed re...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A superb portrait miniature of a young Lady
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 date...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A superb portrait of a Major General of the HEIC
A superb portrait of a Major General of the HEIC Set in the original gold frame, the reverse with aperture to reveal gold monogram JB on plaited h...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
A young Gentleman in lilac coat
A Gentleman wearing lilac coloured coat with gold frogging and white waistcoat, his fair hair en queue signed with initials on the obverse and dat...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
An unknown Gentleman
A Gentleman with powdered hair en queue, wearing a plum coloured coat, white cravat and stock set in the original gold frame with glazed reverse t...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
DR. RICHARD FRANK
Dr. Frank wearing a black coat, waistcoat and white cravat set in the original gold frame with black enamel border and sitter's details engraved ...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
John Smart 1766
A fine portrait miniature of a young gentleman wearing a cream jacket, bright blue waistcoat and a white chemise. His powdered hair is worn tied ba...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
John Smart, 1761 A Naval Officer with powdered hair
John Smart, 1761 A Naval Officer with powdered hair en queue in blue uniform with gold edging in original gold frame, the reverse engraved with art...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
John Smart, 1777 A Lady with powdered hair upswept on her head
John Smart, 1777 A Lady with powdered hair upswept on her head, facing right, wearing a fur bordered lilac cloak over low-cut white dress Signed wi...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
John Smart, 1778 Thomas Foley, 2nd Baron Foley
John Smart, 1778 Thomas Foley, 2nd Baron Foley (24 June 1742 – 2 July 1793) in mole coloured coat, blue waistcoat with silver embroidered edge wh...
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JOHN SMART (1742-1811)
Mrs Elizabeth Way
Mrs Elizabeth Way wearing a fur edged pink surcoat over white dress trimmed with strand of pearls set in the original gold frame with diamond b...
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