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John Homes Smith, Sketch after Turner's 'Source of the Aveyron'

Sketch after Turner's 'Source of the Aveyron', 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

Sketch after Turner's 'Source of the Aveyron'
John Homes Smith (1797 - 1868)
Original attributed to
J.M.W. Turner RA (1775 - 1851)
by 1868
Object type
Pen and brown ink and wash on light coloured wove paper

172 mm x 256 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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