• Study of a Sportsman and his dog in Parkland -
    Price on request

    Black chalk on prepared paper

    39 by 25.9 cm., 15 ? by 10 inches

     

    Provenance:

    With Spinks, London, circa 1985

    Private Collection until 2011

     

    John Raphael Smith exhibited portraits at the Royal Academy from 1779 until 1805. He specialised in portrait drawings and later in his life much of his work was produced in the northern cities of York, Sheffield and Doncaster where he died.

  • Portrait of a Girl -
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    Half-length, in a landscape

     

    coloured chalks over pencil

    21 by 18.7cm., 8 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Private Collection, Dorchester

  • Portrait of a Gentleman -
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    Half-length, wearing a brown coat and tricorn hat

    Pastel

    39.6 by 30.3 cm, 15 3/4 by 12 inches

     

    Provenance

    with Colnaghi's, London

     

    The son of the landscape artist Thomas Smith of Derby (d.1767), John Raphael Smith came to London in 1767 and worked as a linen draper while teaching himself to draw. He became a very successful mezzotint engraver as well as producing portraits in pastel.

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