William Roberts, Memorials of Christie’s: a record of art sales from 1766 to 1896, London, George Bell & Sons, 2 vols, 1897, facing p. 120, pp. 121–2. Sir Christopher White, The Dutch Paintings in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, 2016, no. 84. Charles Sebag-Montefiore with Julia I. Armstrong-Totten, A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801–1924, A Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London, London, Roxburghe Club, 2013. Mark W. Westgarth, A Biographical Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Antique and Curiosity Dealers, Regional Furniture XXIII, 2009, Regional Furniture Society, Glasgow. This watercolour is to be included in two forthcoming articles: by Julia Armstrong-Totten, ‘Partners and frenemies: the networking strategies of 19th century picture dealer John Smith (1781–1855)’ in Susanna Avery-Quash and Barbara Pezzini, eds, ‘A Worldwide Market for Old Masters between the Napoleonic Era and the Great Depression’ (working title), to be published in late 2017/early 2018; and by Briony Llewellyn, who will be writing about the series of antiquarian interiors produced by Lewis in the late 1820s and early 1830s. With particular thanks to Briony Llewellyn, Charles Newton and Julia I. Armstrong-Totten; also to Emma Trehane for her comments about Eliza Emmerson, Mark Westgarth, Susanna Avery-Quash, Mark Evans and Kim Sloan.
1. Charles Newton and Briony Llewellyn confirmed the attribution to Lewis, suggested the identity of the sitter and carried out some of this research.
2. RCIN 405331.
3. William Roberts, Memorials of Christie’s: a record of art sales from 1766 to 1896, London, George Bell & Sons, 1897, vol. I, facing p. 120, described on pp. 121–2. Roberts gives Goubaud’s name incorrectly as ‘J. Gebaud’.
4. Julia I. Armstrong-Totton has suggested this identification.
5. Charles Sebag-Montefiore with Julia I. Armstrong-Totten, A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801–1924, A Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London, London, Roxburghe Club, 2013, p. 253.
6. Ibid., p. 323.
7. Ibid., pp. 75–7, letters 34–8.
8. Ibid., p. 24.
9. 10 January 1826: ‘I have omitted sending you the Sunday Newspapers on account of Mr E having been in Paris nearly a fortnight, & he likes to see the weekly news on his return from the continent – I expect him home in about a week.’ Egerton MS, British Library, EG2247, fol. 127v.
10. Oppé Collection, Tate (TO8173).
11. Private collection; sold Christie’s South Kensington, 5 December 2013, lot 138.
12. Interior of a Studio, Victoria and Albert Museum (620-1870); de Hooch, Woman drinking with two men and a maid / La Buveuse, 1658, Musée du Louvre (RF 1974-29).
Innocent-Louis Goubaud (fl. 1780–1847), The Sale of The Snake in the Grass, 1829.
Photograph courtesy of the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London