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Painter, Naval painter, copperplate engraver, Porträtmaler, Miniature painter, Lithographer, b. 1775 - d. 1849

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    • JOHN RUBENS SMITH (New York/Pennsylvania/England, 1775-1849), "A Water Working Device", circa 1829., Mixed media on cream wove paper, 12.25” x 9.75”. Matted 19.25” x 14.25”.
      Sep. 22, 2022

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH (New York/Pennsylvania/England, 1775-1849), "A Water Working Device", circa 1829., Mixed media on cream wove paper, 12.25” x 9.75”. Matted 19.25” x 14.25”.

      Est: $300 - $400

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH New York/Pennsylvania/England, 1775-1849 "A Water Working Device", circa 1829. Signed in pencil upper right of the reverse "John R. Smith".

      Eldred's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN RUBENS SMITH (New YorkPennsylvania/United Kingdom, 1775-1849), "Mr. Donaldson West Indies ... 1808"., Watercolor on paper, 16.5" x 11.75". Unframed.
      Jul. 26, 2022

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN RUBENS SMITH (New YorkPennsylvania/United Kingdom, 1775-1849), "Mr. Donaldson West Indies ... 1808"., Watercolor on paper, 16.5" x 11.75". Unframed.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN RUBENS SMITH New YorkPennsylvania/United Kingdom, 1775-1849 "Mr. Donaldson West Indies ... 1808". Unsigned. Inscribed lower right "Mr. Donaldson West Indies ... 1808". Artist identified as Smith on a Kennedy Gallery label.

      Eldred's
    • John Rubens Smith (American, 1775-1849)
      Mar. 10, 2022

      John Rubens Smith (American, 1775-1849)

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      John Rubens Smith (American, 1775-1849) Brandywine River Mills Circa 1835 mixed media on paperboard 13 x 18 1/2 inches (sight).

      Hindman
    • JOHN RUBENS SMITH (LONDON 1775-1849 NEW YORK) - Inner view of the pier and bathing rooms taken from the shipwrights, Margate
      Jul. 06, 2021

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH (LONDON 1775-1849 NEW YORK) - Inner view of the pier and bathing rooms taken from the shipwrights, Margate

      Est: £6,000 - £10,000

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH (LONDON 1775-1849 NEW YORK) Inner view of the pier and bathing rooms taken from the shipwrights, Margate pencil and watercolour 10 ½ x 23 ¾ in. (26.5 x 60.8 cm.) (2)

      Christie's
    • John Rubens Smith oil on canvas
      Oct. 09, 2020

      John Rubens Smith oil on canvas

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      John Rubens Smith (American 1775-1849), oil on canvas titled Along the Juniata, signed lower middle and dated 1838, 39" x 50".

      Pook & Pook Inc.
    • JOHN RUBENS SMITH (AMERICAN, 1775-1849) ALONG THE JUNIATA Oil on canvas: 39 x 50 1/4 in.
      Feb. 08, 2020

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH (AMERICAN, 1775-1849) ALONG THE JUNIATA Oil on canvas: 39 x 50 1/4 in.

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      Framed; Note: The Juniata, approximately 104 miles long, is a tributary of the Susquehanna River and is known for its scenic route.

      Potomack Company
    • John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 Margate, Outer View of the Pier, Coast of Kent, From Fort Cliffs, 1803
      Sep. 18, 2019

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 Margate, Outer View of the Pier, Coast of Kent, From Fort Cliffs, 1803

      Est: $500 - $700

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 Margate, Outer View of the Pier, Coast of Kent, From Fort Cliffs, 1803 Signed and dated J R Smith / 1803 (lc) Watercolor on paper 10 1/2 x 24 inches Provenance: Berry-Hill Galleries, New York C 

      Doyle New York
    • John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 Margate, Inner View of the Pier and Bathing Rooms, Taken from the Shipwrights, 1803
      Sep. 18, 2019

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 Margate, Inner View of the Pier and Bathing Rooms, Taken from the Shipwrights, 1803

      Est: $500 - $700

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 Margate, Inner View of the Pier and Bathing Rooms, Taken from the Shipwrights, 1803 Signed and dated J R Smith junr / 1803 (lc) Watercolor on paper 10 1/2 x 24 inches Provenance: Berry-Hill Galleries, New York C 

      Doyle New York
    • JOHN RUBENS SMITH (1775 - 1849) HUGE LANDSCAPE
      Apr. 28, 2019

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH (1775 - 1849) HUGE LANDSCAPE

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      "Along the Juanita" oil on canvas, by artist John Rubens Smith who was a master painter and engraver. The painting is part of the famous Hudson River School art movement whose aesthetic vision was influenced by Romanticism. Signed and dated 1838 on rock in foreground. Framed in a massive refurbished 19th Century frame. Provenance: Acquired by the owner at Christie's New York, 6 / 15 / 2000 for $9,400. Dimensions: (Frame) H 53' x W 64" (Painting) H 39" x W 59" Condition: Not lined. Tight craquelure, minor restorations. Professionally cleaned.

      Westport Auction
    • JOHN RUBENS SMITH (1775 - 1849) HUGE LANDSCAPE
      Mar. 17, 2019

      JOHN RUBENS SMITH (1775 - 1849) HUGE LANDSCAPE

      Est: $8,000 - $10,000

      "Along the Juanita" oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1838 on rock in foreground. Framed in a massive refurbished 19th Century frame. Provenance: acquired by the owner at Christie's New York, 6 / 15 / 2000 for $9,400. Dimensions: (Frame) H 53' x W 64" (Painting) H 39" x W 59" Condition: Not lined. Tight craqueleur, minor restorations. Professionally cleaned.

      Westport Auction
    • TWO PORTRAITS BY JOHN RUBENS SMITH (ENGLAND/NEW YORK, 1775-1849).
      Nov. 24, 2017

      TWO PORTRAITS BY JOHN RUBENS SMITH (ENGLAND/NEW YORK, 1775-1849).

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      TWO PORTRAITS BY JOHN RUBENS SMITH (ENGLAND/NEW YORK, 1775-1849). Watercolor on paper, one initialed and dated "IRS 1820". Young man and woman probably done as a couple. Full-length portraits with painted backgrounds including ingrain carpeting. Under glass in rosewood veneer frames with gilt liners. 17"h. 13.5"w.

      Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers
    • Circle of John Rubens Smith, painting
      May. 13, 2017

      Circle of John Rubens Smith, painting

      Est: $600 - $800

      Circle of John Rubens Smith (British/American, 1775-1849), Pastoral view with farmhouses, watercolor on paper, unsigned, pencil markings verso "13/23-9566A - A19995", watermark "J. Whatman 1836", 11"h x 16"w (sheet), 17.5"h x 22.5"w (framed)

      Millea Bros Ltd
    • John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 View of Battery Park at Castle Garden, New York, 1845
      Apr. 22, 2013

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 View of Battery Park at Castle Garden, New York, 1845

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 View of Battery Park at Castle Garden, New York, 1845 Signed J. R. Smith and dated NY 1845 (ll); bears inscription Castle Garden/New York/John Rubens Smith/1845 on the reverse Oil on canvas laid to board 13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches Provenance: Private collection, New York C 

      Doyle New York
    • TWO WATERCOLORS, MANNER OF JOHN RUBENS SMITH
      Dec. 29, 2009

      TWO WATERCOLORS, MANNER OF JOHN RUBENS SMITH

      Est: $100 - $300

      Two early 19th century watercolors on paper in the style of John Rubens Smith (1775 - 1849). Each measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

      Dirk Soulis Auctions
    • John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 George Washington
      Nov. 20, 2008

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 George Washington

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      John Rubens Smith American, 1775-1849 George Washington Inscribed on old labels affixed to the backing Exhibited at Van Cortlandt/Museum and/recorded in Frick Library/NY City and John Reuben Smith/Son of John R. Smith.../worked in 1812. Watercolor heightened with gouache on paper laid down on board Sight 7 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches Exhibited: New York, Van Cortlandt Museum (possibly) Between 1810 and 1840, painter and printmaker John Rubens Smith traveled the eastern seaboard of the United States, capturing the energy of a vibrant new nation in drawings of buildings and towns, and exacting watercolor portraits. Among his chosen subjects were the United States Capitol, Independence Hall and George Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. His watercolor portrait of George Washington, executed largely in black and white with touches of color, depicts a revered historical figure as iconic as the American landmarks the artist favored.

      Doyle New York
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