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John Smart, 1741–1811

Major General Sir Barry Close

Gouache and watercolor on ivory
Image: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches (7.9 x 6.4 cm), Frame: 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 inches (8.9 x 6.7 x 1.3 cm)

Signed and dated in gray waterrcolor lower left: "J. S. | 1794"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors-Miniatures
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Associated People:
Close, Sir Barry, baronet (1756–1813), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India
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IIIF Manifest:

Adapting the Eye: an archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-10-11 - 2011-12-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

English Portrait Drawings & Miniatures (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-12-05 - 1980-02-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Christie's sale catalogue : Fine miniatures, gold boxes and objects of vertu : 25 June 1968, Christie's, 1968, p. 35, lot 99, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Daphne Foskett, John Smart : the man and his miniatures, Cory, Adams & Mackay, London, 1964, p. 64, NJ18 .Sm23 F67 1964 YCBA [ORBIS]

Patrick Noon, English Portrait Drawings & Miniatures, Yale Center for British Art, 1979, p. 53, no. 58, NC772 N66+ (Wall Shelf) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 13, V 1199 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Holly Shaffer, Adapting the eye, An archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 30, no. 86, V2359 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p.35, cat. no. 24, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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