Description & Technical information

Matthew Smith’s lifelong ties with France influenced his painting in matters of both colour and line. His early training in Manchester (1901), and in London at the Slade (1905), had equipped him with a methodical approach to the arts of drawing and painting.


Date:  1915
Period:  20th century
Origin:  United Kingdom
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 78.74 x 63.5 cm (31 x 25 inches)
Provenance: 

.Collection of Harold Smith (the artist’s brother)
Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd, London (stock no C9007)
Dr A Taliano, Ontario (purchased from the above 1975)
Private Collection, Toronto
(with) Connaught Brown

Literature: J. Gledhill, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings of Matthew Smith, Farnham, 2009, p. 65, no. 38, illustrated.

Exhibitions: 
Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, 1929, No. 3
Exhibition: Royal Academy 1960 “A memorial Exhibition of works by Sir Matthew Smith”, No. 20
“Frank & Cherryl Cohen at Chatsworth” Chatsworth House, 19/03/12 - 10/06/12

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints