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John Smart

(1741-1811), Miniature painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 19 portraits
John Smart, miniature painter, was director and vice-president of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and exhibited with that society. He went to India in 1788 and obtained a number of commissions in that country. He settled down in London in 1797 and remained there until his death. Smart possessed a great knowledge of anatomy, and his portraits are drawn with greater anatomical accuracy and possess more distinction than those of any miniature painter of his time.

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James Bruce, by John Smart - NPG 5008

James Bruce

by John Smart
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1776
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5008

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, by John Smart - NPG 4316

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

by John Smart
pencil and grey wash, feigned oval, 1792
NPG 4316

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, by John Smart - NPG 4315

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

by John Smart
pencil and wash, feigned oval, 1798
NPG 4315

James Johnson, by John Smart - NPG 5409

James Johnson

by John Smart
pencil, feigned oval, 1799
NPG 5409

William Bligh, by John Smart - NPG 4317

William Bligh

by John Smart
pencil and watercolour, engraved 1803
NPG 4317

Sir Henry Clinton, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Smart - NPG D2086

Sir Henry Clinton

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Smart
stipple engraving, published 1780
NPG D2086

Sir Henry Clinton, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Smart - NPG D2087

Sir Henry Clinton

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Smart
stipple engraving, published 1780
NPG D2087

James Anderson, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  John Smart - NPG D13242

James Anderson

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after John Smart
stipple and line engraving, 1785-1810
NPG D13242

James Anderson, by Robert Scott, after  John Smart - NPG D16625

James Anderson

by Robert Scott, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1792
NPG D16625

James Anderson, by Robert Scott, after  John Smart - NPG D16626

James Anderson

by Robert Scott, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1792
NPG D16626

James Anderson, by Robert Scott, after  John Smart - NPG D16627

James Anderson

by Robert Scott, after John Smart
line engraving, circa 1792
NPG D16627

John Clements, by Henry Bone, after  John Smart - NPG D17361

John Clements

by Henry Bone, after John Smart
pen and ink, 1817 or before (1798)
NPG D17361

'Commemoration of the 11th October 1797', by George Noble, and by  James Parker, published by  Robert Bowyer, and published by  John Edwards, after  Robert Smirke, after  John Smart - NPG D17018

'Commemoration of the 11th October 1797'

by George Noble, and by James Parker, published by Robert Bowyer, and published by John Edwards, after Robert Smirke, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D17018

Edward O'Bryen, by William Skelton, and by and published by  Joseph John Skelton, after  John Smart - NPG D40205

Edward O'Bryen

by William Skelton, and by and published by Joseph John Skelton, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1 June 1809
NPG D40205

Unknown man, by John Smart - NPG D18559

Unknown man

by John Smart
watercolour, circa 1810
NPG D18559

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Sir John Taylor, Bt

by John Dixon, after John Smart
mezzotint, 1770s-1780s
NPG D40847

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James Anderson

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after John Smart
stipple and line engraving, (1800)
NPG D15222

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'Commemoration of the 11th October 1797'

by George Noble, and by James Parker, published by Robert Bowyer, and published by John Edwards, after Robert Smirke, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D15178

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John Macbride

by Henry Richard Cook, published by Joyce Gold, probably after John Smart
stipple engraving, published 30 April 1808 (1760)
NPG D14178

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