John Smart (British, 1742-1811) Isabella Perceval née Paulett, Countess of Egmont (d.1821), wearing powder pink dress slashed to reveal white bodice edged with blue and secured in place with sapphire and pearl clasps, her brown hair upswept beneath a diaphanous veil falling behind her shoulders

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John Smart
(British, 1742-1811)
Isabella Perceval née Paulett, Countess of Egmont (d.1821), wearing powder pink dress slashed to reveal white bodice edged with blue and secured in place with sapphire and pearl clasps, her brown hair upswept beneath a diaphanous veil falling behind her shoulders

Sold for £ 12,500 (US$ 17,625) inc. premium
John Smart (British, 1742-1811)
Isabella Perceval née Paulett, Countess of Egmont (d.1821), wearing powder pink dress slashed to reveal white bodice edged with blue and secured in place with sapphire and pearl clasps, her brown hair upswept beneath a diaphanous veil falling behind her shoulders.
Watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse with initials and dated J.S./ 1772., gilt-metal frame, the reverse glazed to reveal plaited hair.
Oval, 49mm (1 15/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Isabella was the daughter of Lord Sir Nassau Powlett and Lady Isabella Tufton. Her paternal grandparents were Sir Charles Powlett, 2nd Duke of Bolton and Henrietta Crofts. Her maternal grandparents were Thomas Tufton, 6th Earl of Thanet and Lady Catherine Cavendish. On 4 June 1765, she married John James Perceval, 3rd Earl of Egmont (1738-1822), who was the eldest of six children born to John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont and Lady Catherine Cecil. The couple had one child, John (1767-1835), who succeeded his father as the 4th Earl of Egmont in 1822. Isabella's brother-in-law, Spencer Perceval KC (1762-1812) remains the only Prime Minister to have been assassinated.

    The present lot post-dates Isabella's marriage in 1765. Smart's miniature of her husband is recorded in D. Foskett, John Smart: The Man and His Miniatures, 1964, p.66.

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  • 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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