Portrait of Charles Smith by Sir Joshua Reynolds

The sitter was a prosperous Scottish merchant based at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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

Venue details

City Art Centre 2 Market Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1DE 01315 293 993 www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

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