John Smart (British, 1742-1811) James Amos Esq., wearing dark blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied stock

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John Smart
(British, 1742-1811)
James Amos Esq., wearing dark blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied stock

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 11,843) inc. premium
John Smart (British, 1742-1811)
James Amos Esq., wearing dark blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied stock.
watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse and dated J.S./ 1810, gilt-mounted on rectangular papier-mâché frame, the reverse inscribed James Amos Esq Painted by John Smart May 1810 London, with additional paper label, inscribed in ink James Amos cousin of my Mother née Agnes Jane Bannister.
Oval, 80mm (3 1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Agnes Jane Collier née Bannister (1813-1877), the sitter's cousin, by whom bequeathed to
    Agnes Elizabeth (1836-1908) or Mary Jane Collier (1842-1912), daughters of the above, by whom bequeathed to
    Annie Mary Cardell née Collier (1863-1947), eldest niece of the above, by 1912.
    Winifred Rosamund Anstey Dawes née Cardell, daughter of the above, by 1947.
    Mary Keyte née Collier, cousin of the above, by 1964.
    Michael Keyte, son of the above, on 1 March 1978.
    Sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1978, lot 236.
    Sale, Sotheby's, London, 18 July 1988, lot 61.

    The present lot was conceived just one year before the artist's death on 1 May 1811. It is believed that one of the sitter's cousins, Agnes Elizabeth or Mary Jane Collier wrote the inscription to the additional label on the reverse of the frame.
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