Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Oil on canvas
  • 50 × 40 inches · 1270 × 1016 mm
  • Painted in 1777
    Sittings: seven between 8th April and 5th July 1777


  • John Smith, husband of the sitter (d.1803);
  • Margaret Smith-Burges, the sitter, who latterly married John, 4th Earl Poulett;
  • John, 5th Earl Poulett (d.1864);
  • William, 6th Earl Poulett;
  • Alfred Charles de Rothschild (d.1918), Halton House, Buckinghamshire, acquired from the above before 1884;
  • Lionel de Rothschild (d.1942), Exbury House, Hampshire, nephew of the above;
  • Edmund de Rothschild, Exbury House, Hampshire;
  • Spink-Leger Pictures, acquired from the above in 1997;
  • Private collection, USA, acquired from the above in 1997, to 2021;
  • Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd.


  • London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and by deceased Masters of the British School, 1889, no.182;
  • Berlin, Royal Academy of Arts, Ausstellung Älterer Englischer Kunst, 1908, no 53;
  • Bath, Victoria Art Gallery, Pictures and Porcelain from the Collections of Edmund de Rothschild, 1988, no. 19;
  • London, Spink-Leger Pictures, British Paintings and Watercolours of the 17th . 18th & 19th Centuries, 1997, no. 5


  • Charles A Davis, A Description of the Works of Art Forming the collection of Alfred de Rothschild Esq., London, 1884, vol. I ,(n.p.);
  • Sir Herbert Maxwell, George Romney, London, 1902. p.186 , no. 303;
  • George Paston, George Romney, London, 1903, p.197;
  • T Humphrey Ward & William Roberts, Romney: A Biographical and Critical Essay with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Works, London & New York, 1904, vol. II,, pp.126, 144-45;
  • Marion Spielmann, British Portrait Painters to the Opening of the Nineteenth Century, London, 1910, vol. 2, pp. 18-19;
  • Alex Kidson, George Romney, a complete catalogue of his paintings, New Haven & London, 2015, vol. III, p.537, no. 1203.

Private collection, USA