John Smart (British, 1742-1811) Miss E. Kent, wearing white dress with gauze fill-in, her hair upswept and dressed with a strand of pearls

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John Smart
(British, 1742-1811)
Miss E. Kent, wearing white dress with gauze fill-in, her hair upswept and dressed with a strand of pearls

Sold for £ 27,500 (US$ 34,292) inc. premium
John Smart (British, 1742-1811)
Miss E. Kent, wearing white dress with gauze fill-in, her hair upswept and dressed with a strand of pearls.
watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse and dated J.S./ 1806, gold mount, the reverse inscribed Miss E. Kent/ painted by/ John Smart/ 1806/ Russell Street/ Fitzroy Square, red leather travelling case.
Oval, 83mm (3 1/4in) high

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Sale, Christie's, London, 13 November 1973, lot 49.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, contrary to the catalogue entry, the gold mount engraved with the sitter's identification is no longer present with the lot.
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John Smart (British, 1742-1811) Miss E. Kent, wearing white dress with gauze fill-in, her hair upswept and dressed with a strand of pearls
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