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Landscape painter, Water colorist, Lithographer, copperplate engraver, Etcher, Illustrator, b. 1833 - d. 1909

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            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              May. 09, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Apr. 18, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Mar. 14, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., H.- 11 3/4 in., W.- 7 3/4 in., Framed- H.- 17 3/4 in., W.- 13 3/4 in.
              Mar. 01, 2024

              James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., H.- 11 3/4 in., W.- 7 3/4 in., Framed- H.- 17 3/4 in., W.- 13 3/4 in.

              Est: $600 - $800

              † James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bio attached en verso, presented in a black contemporary frame,

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Feb. 29, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Feb. 22, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Jan. 26, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Jan. 11, 2024

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Dec. 28, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Dec. 28, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Nov. 30, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Nov. 30, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Nov. 17, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James D Smillie(Am. 1833-1909) Oil Cowboy
              Nov. 03, 2023

              James D Smillie(Am. 1833-1909) Oil Cowboy

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              Oil on academy board signed by James David Smillie (Am. 1833-1909) and dated 1877 of a man or cowboy riding / pushing a horse to full run on the plains. Appears to be a western view. 14" x 11" image, 20" x 17" frame. Overall good condition.

              Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Nov. 02, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Nov. 02, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Oct. 17, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching
              Oct. 17, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) Etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, cofounder of the American Watercolor Society and New York Etching Club. ORIGINAL ETCHING, title LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, done after painting by C.E. Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. plus margins. VG.

              East Coast Books
            • Lg. Engraving, "The Rocky Mountains", Bierstadt.
              Sep. 30, 2023

              Lg. Engraving, "The Rocky Mountains", Bierstadt.

              Est: $600 - $1,000

              This large engraving by James David Smillie (American, 1833-1909) is after a painting by Albert Bierstadt (German, 1830-1902), depicting Lander's Peak in the Rocky Mountains. It is signed and dated in-print: A Bierstadt / 1863, lower right. The engraving is housed in a light wood frame with a custom gray mat. There is light foxing throughout the cloudy sky as well as along the border. The frame has a few scuffs. The sight area measures 18 1/2" x 29", and the frame measures 33" x 43". Third-party shipping or personal pickup is required. Please see our website for our shipping recommendations.

              Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Sep. 21, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Aug. 24, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James D. Smillie N.A. Etching "A Glass with the Squire", 1866
              Aug. 05, 2023

              James D. Smillie N.A. Etching "A Glass with the Squire", 1866

              Est: $500 - $750

              James D. Smillie N.A. (American 1833-1909) Etching "A Glass with the Squire", 1866, (after Eastman Johnson); Note: The map of Nantucket on the wall by the head of the figure on the left, with original label giving title and noting the painter and etcher; Johnson began summering in Nantucket in 1870 9 in. x 6.5 in. Framed 19.75 in. x 16 in.

              Rafael Osona Auctions
            • James David Smillie (1833 - 1909) Antique Landscape Watercolor, Near Etretat, 13 x 8-3/4, framed under Plexi, overall size 20 x 16 inches
              Jul. 11, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833 - 1909) Antique Landscape Watercolor, Near Etretat, 13 x 8-3/4, framed under Plexi, overall size 20 x 16 inches

              Est: $300 - $700

              James David Smillie (1833 - 1909) Antique Landscape Watercolor, Near Etretat, 13 x 8-3/4, framed under Plexi, overall size 20 x 16 inches

              Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Jun. 29, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Jun. 09, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              May. 26, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              May. 18, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Apr. 28, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Mar. 30, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • †James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bi..
              Mar. 17, 2023

              †James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bi..

              Est: $600 - $800

              James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bio attached en verso, presented in a black contemporary frame, H.- 11 3/4 in., W.- 7 3/4 in., Framed H.- 17 3/4 in., W.- 13 3/4 in. Provenance: The Estate of noted Antiquarian Merrit M. Shilg (1908-1978), Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Mar. 09, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Feb. 18, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Jan. 26, 2023

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • Moroccan Street Scene:JD Smillie after FA Bridgman
              Jan. 08, 2023

              Moroccan Street Scene:JD Smillie after FA Bridgman

              Est: $80 - $160

              James D. Smillie (1833-1909) after Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928) Black and white etching, signed and dated in & out of plate, 1880. Of a scene in Fez, Morocco. Overall size: 12 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. Sight size: 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.

              Sarasota Estate Auction
            • James Smillie (NY,CA,1833-1909) oil painting antique
              Jan. 02, 2023

              James Smillie (NY,CA,1833-1909) oil painting antique

              Est: $15,000 - $19,000

              ARTIST: James David Smillie (New York, California, 1833 - 1909) NAME: Landscape - The Pond's Outlet MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Some craquelure. Minor paint losses along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 40 inches / 58 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 49 inches / 81 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Christie's New York, Date 2005-03-03, Lot 63 (sold for $36000); David David Gallery Philadelphia PA (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119388 US Shipping $219 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A native of New York and the son of an engraver, James David Smillie earned his early reputation for his etching skills but later for watercolor landscapes. He began etching at age 8, learning from his father, James Smillie (1807-1885).At age 14, he did a set of plates illustrating John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost. He had a job as a bank note engraver, and then he and his father had a business, collaborating as engravers with a specialty of bank-notes. They also did the engravings for the 1857 Mexican Boundary Survey Report.James David Smillie helped organize the New York Etching Club, and he was the U.S. representative to supply examples of American etchers' work to the Painters-Etchers Society of London.Although he continued working with etching, drypoint, aquatint and lithography, in 1865, he began doing landscape painting and was especially interested in mountain scenery.Smillie traveled in California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Colorado in the Rocky Mountains, and in the eastern United States in the Catskills and Adirondacks. From these trips he did illustrations that were published in 1872 in the magazine Picturesque America.In 1881, Smillie got married, and the couple had two sons. By 1884, he was in France, and spent much time there doing prints of landscapes, figures, portraits and cityscapes. Between 1888 and 1896, he produced a set of drypoint floral still-life prints.James David Smillie founded the American Watercolor Society and served as president and treasurer. He also taught classes at the National Academy of Design in 1868 and from 1894 to 1903.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Dec. 29, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • OIL /PANEL JAMES DAVID SMILLIE SGND IN VERSO DEDICATED FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY , 1877 CARVED RONDEL, 11 1/2" DIAM. PTG. SIZE 7 1/2" DIAM
              Dec. 04, 2022

              OIL /PANEL JAMES DAVID SMILLIE SGND IN VERSO DEDICATED FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY , 1877 CARVED RONDEL, 11 1/2" DIAM. PTG. SIZE 7 1/2" DIAM

              Est: $400 - $600

              OIL /PANEL JAMES DAVID SMILLIE SGND IN VERSO DEDICATED FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY , 1877 CARVED RONDEL, 11 1/2" DIAM. PTG. SIZE 7 1/2" DIAM

              Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Nov. 19, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Oct. 13, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James Smillie (NY,CA,1833-1909) oil painting antique
              Oct. 09, 2022

              James Smillie (NY,CA,1833-1909) oil painting antique

              Est: $15,000 - $20,000

              ARTIST: James David Smillie (New York, California, 1833 - 1909) NAME: Landscape - The Pond's Outlet MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Some craquelure. Minor paint losses along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 40 inches / 58 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 49 inches / 81 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Christie's New York, Date 2005-03-03, Lot 63 (sold for $36000); David David Gallery Philadelphia PA (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119388 US Shipping $219 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A native of New York and the son of an engraver, James David Smillie earned his early reputation for his etching skills but later for watercolor landscapes. He began etching at age 8, learning from his father, James Smillie (1807-1885).At age 14, he did a set of plates illustrating John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost. He had a job as a bank note engraver, and then he and his father had a business, collaborating as engravers with a specialty of bank-notes. They also did the engravings for the 1857 Mexican Boundary Survey Report.James David Smillie helped organize the New York Etching Club, and he was the U.S. representative to supply examples of American etchers' work to the Painters-Etchers Society of London.Although he continued working with etching, drypoint, aquatint and lithography, in 1865, he began doing landscape painting and was especially interested in mountain scenery.Smillie traveled in California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Colorado in the Rocky Mountains, and in the eastern United States in the Catskills and Adirondacks. From these trips he did illustrations that were published in 1872 in the magazine Picturesque America.In 1881, Smillie got married, and the couple had two sons. By 1884, he was in France, and spent much time there doing prints of landscapes, figures, portraits and cityscapes. Between 1888 and 1896, he produced a set of drypoint floral still-life prints.James David Smillie founded the American Watercolor Society and served as president and treasurer. He also taught classes at the National Academy of Design in 1868 and from 1894 to 1903.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • James D. SMILLIE after F. A. BRIDGMAN
              Sep. 24, 2022

              James D. SMILLIE after F. A. BRIDGMAN

              Est: $100 - $150

              James D. SMILLIE (1833-1909) after Frederick Arthur BRIDGMAN (1847-1928): "A Lady of Cairo Visiting". Etching on cream wove paper. Published by Estes Lauriat, Boston. Signed and dated in the plate. Plate size: 7 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches.

              Armstrong Fine Art
            • JAMES DAVID SMILLIE (New York/California, 1833-1909), Portrait of a dog., Charcoal on paper, 12" x 17" sight. Framed 20" x 25".
              Sep. 22, 2022

              JAMES DAVID SMILLIE (New York/California, 1833-1909), Portrait of a dog., Charcoal on paper, 12" x 17" sight. Framed 20" x 25".

              Est: $600 - $900

              JAMES DAVID SMILLIE New York/California, 1833-1909 Portrait of a dog. Signed with monogram and dated "Montrose Oct. 20 '68" lower left.

              Eldred's
            • †James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bi..
              Sep. 10, 2022

              †James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bi..

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              James D. Smillie (New York, 1833-1909), "Apple Picking on the Farm," 19th c., oil on cardstock, signed lower left, with an artist bio attached en verso, presented in a black contemporary frame, H.- 11 3/4 in., W.- 7 3/4 in., Framed H.- 17 3/4 in., W.- 13 3/4 in. Provenance: The Estate of noted Antiquarian Merrit M. Shilg (1908-1978), Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Sep. 08, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Aug. 18, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              Jul. 14, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
            • James Smillie (NY,CA,1833-1909) oil painting antique
              Jul. 03, 2022

              James Smillie (NY,CA,1833-1909) oil painting antique

              Est: $16,000 - $20,000

              ARTIST: James David Smillie (New York, California, 1833 - 1909) NAME: Landscape - The Pond's Outlet MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Some craquelure. Minor paint losses along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 23 x 40 inches / 58 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 49 inches / 81 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Christie's New York, Date 2005-03-03, Lot 63 (sold for $36000); David David Gallery Philadelphia PA (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119388 US Shipping $219 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: A native of New York and the son of an engraver, James David Smillie earned his early reputation for his etching skills but later for watercolor landscapes. He began etching at age 8, learning from his father, James Smillie (1807-1885).At age 14, he did a set of plates illustrating John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost. He had a job as a bank note engraver, and then he and his father had a business, collaborating as engravers with a specialty of bank-notes. They also did the engravings for the 1857 Mexican Boundary Survey Report.James David Smillie helped organize the New York Etching Club, and he was the U.S. representative to supply examples of American etchers' work to the Painters-Etchers Society of London.Although he continued working with etching, drypoint, aquatint and lithography, in 1865, he began doing landscape painting and was especially interested in mountain scenery.Smillie traveled in California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Colorado in the Rocky Mountains, and in the eastern United States in the Catskills and Adirondacks. From these trips he did illustrations that were published in 1872 in the magazine Picturesque America.In 1881, Smillie got married, and the couple had two sons. By 1884, he was in France, and spent much time there doing prints of landscapes, figures, portraits and cityscapes. Between 1888 and 1896, he produced a set of drypoint floral still-life prints.James David Smillie founded the American Watercolor Society and served as president and treasurer. He also taught classes at the National Academy of Design in 1868 and from 1894 to 1903.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching
              May. 26, 2022

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching

              Est: $100 - $150

              James David Smillie (1833-1909) etching, LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP, after Jacque, image 7-3/4 x 6-1/4 in. EVENLY SUN-TONED o/w VG

              East Coast Books
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