James Leakey (British, 1773-1865) Susannah Smith (née Mackworth-Praed), seated in a landscape, wearing black décolleté dress with white lace trim, a strand of large pearls suspended from the back of her dress and fastened at her corsage by a gold and ruby brooch with pearl pendant, her brown hair upswept and curled
Lot 158Y
James Leakey
(British, 1773-1865)
Susannah Smith (née Mackworth-Praed), seated in a landscape, wearing black décolleté dress with white lace trim, a strand of large pearls suspended from the back of her dress and fastened at her corsage by a gold and ruby brooch with pearl pendant, her brown hair upswept and curled
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James Leakey (British, 1773-1865) Susannah Smith (née Mackworth-Praed), seated in a landscape, wearing black décolleté dress with white lace trim, a strand of large pearls suspended from the back of her dress and fastened at her corsage by a gold and ruby brooch with pearl pendant, her brown hair upswept and curled James Leakey (British, 1773-1865) Susannah Smith (née Mackworth-Praed), seated in a landscape, wearing black décolleté dress with white lace trim, a strand of large pearls suspended from the back of her dress and fastened at her corsage by a gold and ruby brooch with pearl pendant, her brown hair upswept and curled
Lot Details
James Leakey (British, 1773-1865)
Susannah Smith (née Mackworth-Praed), seated in a landscape, wearing black décolleté dress with white lace trim, a strand of large pearls suspended from the back of her dress and fastened at her corsage by a gold and ruby brooch with pearl pendant, her brown hair upswept and curled.
Oil on ivory, gilt-mounted within glazed wooden box frame.
Rectangular, 82mm (3 1/4in) high
Provenance: By family descent

Footnotes

  • Susannah was the fifth child of William and Susannah Mackworth-Praed of Bitton Castle. She married Thomas Smith of Bersted Lodge, South Bersted, Sussex, formerly of Fonthill, Kingston, Jamaica. She kept a diary between 1812-1856.

    For a portrait of Susannah's brother, Vice Admiral Bulkely Mackworth-Praed, see lot 159.
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