Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist

Home Event Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist
A Lunchtime Lecture with Amina Wright, Senior Curator

During the eighteenth century, Britain produced some of the finest portrait miniatures ever made, and none were finer or more compelling than the work of John Smart (1740 – 1811). Come and hear all about this extraordinary artist, described by some as ‘philanthropic and hospitable’ and by others as ‘a muckworm’. Senior Curator Amina Wright will follow his travels from fashionable London to fragrant Madras using miniatures and drawings from two exceptional private collections currently on loan to the Holburne.