SMART, John (1752-1838)

1752 - 1838

John Smart 1752-1838

John Smart, was born at Ufford, Suffolk in 1752, son of John Smart, husbandman, and his wife Susanna née Baxter. Smart kept a print-shop in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich 1793-1798 where he also taught drawing. He married firstly Sarah Abbott by whom he had a son John (1793-1858) [q.v.] and secondly Judith, who in 1800, kept a milliner’s shop and was thirteen years his junior. John exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists from Ipswich in 1813 'View on the River Orwell' which was also exhibited at the Royal Academy in the same year, and 'Portrait of a Young Gentleman' (James Smart, jun.). Smart was buried at St Lawrence church, Ipswich on 1 March 1838, aged 85. The illustration shows Lady Middleton and her children, Sarah on the left who married Admiral Sir Philip Vere Broke with Louise and William Middleton, jun. of Crowfield Hall, Suffolk. The painting was sold at the Shrubland Hall, Ipswich sale in 2006.

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