Lucy Whitaker: A Portrait of Consul Smith, Burlington Magazine, March 2018
A newly-discovered watercolour of the mid-18th century, likely to represent John Smith (c.1674-1770), may well be the only surviving portrait of the great art dealer and collector who was the British consul in Venice from 1744-1760 and the owner of an outstanding set of paintings by Canaletto which he sold to George III in 1762.
– See Lucy Whitaker: A Portrait of Consul Smith, The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLX (March 2018), pp. 214-217.