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John Smart (1742 - 1811)
  • Place of Birth: Norfolk? England
  • Place of Death: London, England
Biography
Works of Art

First recorded as a competitor in the Society of Arts competition for children under fourteen years of age in 1755, in which he won second prize to Cosway’s first, and this relationship between the leading miniaturists of the later 18th century was maintained throughout their lives. He worked in India, mainly in Madras between 1785 and 1795, and died in London.