Painting - George Smith, Woman and Children at Hearth 5.5x4

Feb 04, 2022. 05:47 UTC
Painting - George Smith, Woman and Children at Hearth 5.5x4
United States of America


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Additional Info: 19th C, English, #74 Mother with two children, baby in basket, George Smith, London 1829-1901, Exhibition 1847-1901, 78 in RA, 56 in various exhibitions in London. Listed on page 812, 2nd name down in 1966 edition of Benezit. George Smith was a genre painter and a product of the Royal Academy Schools. He was also a pupil of Charles West Cope R.A., a painter of historical and biblical subjects. Smith was first employed by Cope to help him with painting some of the fresco in the new Palace of Westminster. Smith’s first painting to be exhibited was “The Gypsy Girl”, which was shown at the British Institution in 1847. From that date he exhibited seventy-eight paintings at the Royal Academy and many more at various other venues. In many ways his work resembles that of Thomas Faed in its colouring and treatment. It was the type of genre painting that was very popular before the Victorians began to prefer genre pictures that presented a highly romanticised version of country life in direct opposition the realities of the rural scene. Works by the artist can be found in Nottingham and Rochdale Art Galleries and also at the Victoria and Albert Museum.




Answered within about 15 hours
Feb 04, 21:15 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Abigail,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Hi Abigail,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

George Smith (British, 1829-1901)
Interior Scene: Woman with Children, n.d.
oil on wood panel
signed lower right
4 by 1/2 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition with some inconsistencies to the varnish
PROVENANCE: acquired from Alfred H. Dexter
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Abigail montgomery Feb 04, 22:20 UTC

1. It is on wood panel
2. all dimensions given for paintings are the sight line without frame.

Delia Feb 05, 12:55 UTC

Thanks, you're all set.

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