John Smart (British, 1742-1811) A Gentleman of the Hollond family, wearing brown coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat, his hair powdered and tied with black ribbon
Lot 91Y Ф
John Smart
(British, 1742-1811)
A Gentleman of the Hollond family, wearing brown coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat, his hair powdered and tied with black ribbon
Sold for £19,375 (US$ 25,897) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Smart (British, 1742-1811)
A Gentleman of the Hollond family, wearing brown coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise, stock and tied cravat, his hair powdered and tied with black ribbon.
Watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse and dated, J S./ 1795/ followed by I for India, gold frame, the reverse bearing oval aperture, glazed to reveal gilt-metal monogram, JH.
Oval, 65mm (2 9/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With the Hollond family and thence by descent

    Whilst there is no mention of a Mr Hollond in Daphne Foskett's book, John Smart The Man and His Miniatures (1964), a 'Miss Holland, afterwards Mrs Crawford', signed and dated 1799 and a 'Mr Holland', signed and dated 1806 are listed and may be related to the present sitter given the vagaries of surname spelling during this period.

    There were many members of the Hollond family living in Madras at the time of the present lot's conception.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot contains or is made of ivory. The United States Government has banned the import of any ivory into the USA.
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