John Smart (British, 1742-1811)
Mrs. Sarah Tyssen (1756-1790) née Boddicott, wearing lavender dress, slashed at the sleeve to reveal white, white lace slip visible to her décolleté trimmed with fine green ribbon, a green ribbon bow to her corsage, her hair elaborately upswept and dressed with strands of pearls and a sheer white veil.
Signed on the obverse with initials and dated J.S./ 1781., silver frame, engraved on the reverse Sarah Tyssen/ dr. of Richd. Boddicott,/ b.1756. md.1782. d.1790.
Oval, 52mm (2 1/16in) high
Literature: D. Foskett, John Smart The Man and His Miniatures, 1964, Appendix A, p.75, ill.fig.48, plate XIII