Lot 26: JAMES SMETHAM (BRITISH 1821-1889) THE ROSE OF DAWN 61cm x 35cm (24in x 13.8in)Platinum House
November 1, 2011
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
JAMES SMETHAM (BRITISH 1821-1889)
THE ROSE OF DAWN
Signed, oil on canvas
61cm x 35cm (24in x 13.8in)
Relined. Retouching to face, hand, area surrounding left elbow and left of head and to his right shoulder, and to extreme top edge. 1 inch area of canvas becoming detached from relining bottom edge. Other general retouching.
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Edmund Bates, Esq., 1879
Stone Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1971
Letters of James Smetham, London, 1891, p. 352.
Malins and Bishops, James Smetham and Francis Danby: Two 19th Century Romantic Painters, (London: Eric & Joan Stevens, 1974), pl. 14.