The sitter was a prosperous Scottish merchant based at Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Portrait of Charles Smith by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1760
© City Art Centre
- Oil on canvas
- 76 x 64 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
- Acquired in:
- Historical Portraits/ Philip Mould
Recent research has re-established the sitter as a key informer and Jacobite supporter in the years preceding Bonnie Prince Charlie's invasion of Britain.
By descent to the sitter's son, who married Elizabeth Seton of Touch; by family descent at Touch House, Stirling, until 1928; with Spink & Son; Mrs Harrie G Carnell, by whom bequeathed in 1944 to the Dayton Art Institute, USA; by whom de-accessioned