John Smart (1742-1811)
Portrait of an unknown man
Watercolour on ivory
Signed lower left, ‘J.S.’, in monogram, and dated ‘1787’, followed by ‘I’ indicating that it was painted in India. The back of the locket is engraved with the sitter’s monogram ‘W.S.D’
Museum no. Evans 222
Alan Evans Bequest, given by the National Gallery
This sitter has traditionally been called ‘Captain W. S. Dawe, Grenadier Officer in the Indian Infantry’.