SMITH John Thomas (1766-1833)
‘Sir John Hawkins’ (1719-1798) Author and friend of Samuel Johnson. Watercolour on the reverse of a printed ‘Present Acknowledgement Form’ from the British Museum. Inscribed on reverse ‘Sir John Hawkins / from a medallion / by Manning / a pupil of Bacon’ Inscribed on recto of backing ‘Drawn by J. T. Smith, from a medallion the same size’. Charles (1776-1812) and Samuel (1786-1842) were partners of the sculptor John Bacon (1777-1839). Ex. Coll: J. T. Smith’s Coll of Johnsoniana. Alexander Henry Hallam Murray (1854-1934). Leonard G Duke (1890-1971) (D.2737). 6.25x4.5 inches.