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John Homes Smith, A flat landscape with trees and cattle

A flat landscape with trees and cattle, by 1868

John Homes Smith (1797 - 1868)

RA Collection: Art

These drawings are by John Homes Smith of Worcester (1797-1868). Gilbert Bakewell Stretton (Smith's grandson), in a letter accompanying his bequest to the Royal Academy, stated that Smith was "a prolific artist; well-known in Worcester and Shropshire as a painter of horses, hounds, hunting pictures and portraits...He painted too on Coalport china - hunting cups with sporting scenes, dessert & tea services with series of landscapes from his own innumerable sketches. A large series of watercolour drawings by him of Shropshire Churches & other buildings and scenes in the county are bequeathed to the Shropshire Archaeological Society in Shrewsbury". As Stretton stated, his grandfather was involved with the porcelain painting industry in Worcester and a number of the drawings in the Stretton bequest are by porcelain painters.

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Object details

Title
A flat landscape with trees and cattle
Artist/designer
John Homes Smith (1797 - 1868)
Date
by 1868
Object type
Painting
Medium
Oil on card
Dimensions

125 mm x 222 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/502
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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