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SA890057

James Smetham (1821-1889) – Portrait Profile Of Jane Morris And Seven Other Figure Studies - 19th Century Drawings

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£320 | $390 USD | €368 EUR
Item Number: SA890057
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Radnorshire Fine Arts Ltd
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.

Description

Portrait Profile of Jane Morris and Seven Other Figure Studies: Graphite/pencil and pink washes on white and buff paper. Backing paper: Blue Ingres, laid (1).
Smetham met William Morris and members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood while attending classes at the newly established Working Men’s College, all part time teachers there. He became life-long friends with many in the group, especially Dante Gabriel Rosetti who Smetham personally knew well and wrote about in various contexts.
Largest: 6.7 x 5.8 cm.
Jane Morris: 4.2 x 3 cm.
Backing paper: 27 x 21 cm.
Provenance: A transcript of a letter written by the artist’s daughter will be included in the sale.
James Smetham produced over four hundred paintings during his lifetime. Like his good friend Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who was a major influence on his art, Smetham was a poet as well as a painter. He also wrote criticisms and recorded fascinating details on many celebrated personages of his day. His paintings ranged from portraits to Biblical interpretations, arcadian vignettes and landscapes. Smetham had great hopes and complicated theories about how audiences would understand and buy his art, but he was sadly disappointed with critical response. However, he received praise from some eminent contemporaries like John Ruskin, George Frederick Watts and Dante Gabriel Rossetti who hailed his friends' paintings as "the flower of modern art".
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 27 cm (10.6")
Width = 21 cm (8.3")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")


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