International Art Auction

December 05, 2016

LOT 26

Lot 26

John Smart (1838-1899)

John Smart (1838-1899)
Lot 26 Details
John Smart (1838-1899), Scottish


Watercolour en grisaille heightened with white on paper; signed lower left and titled lower right
Image 17.5" x 27.75" — 44.5 x 70.5 cm.

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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John Smart (1838-1899)
  • John Smart (1838-1899)
  • John Smart (1838-1899)
  • John Smart (1838-1899)
  • John Smart (1838-1899)

John Smart played golf at Leith Links. He is best known for his early paintings of golf courses in Scotland. He executed a collection of twenty watercolours featuring various Scottish golf courses of the 1880s and 1890s. This lot is likely a watercolour study for Views of the Golf Greens of Scotland, which were engraved by George Aikman, after Smart in 1893.


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LOT 26

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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