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Russell Smith (American, 1812-1896) Castle Rocks

Auction:
3248B
Lot:
252
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3248B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 10, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Russell Smith (American, 1812-1896)

Castle Rocks
Initialed "RS" l.r., attributed and titled in later inscriptions on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure.

N.B. Russell Smith was a noted landscape painter who portrayed not only dramatic vistas but also smaller, more intimate landscapes. The artist also worked as a scientific draftsman for geological surveys in Pennsylvania and Virginia. In this small landscape we find his interest in the towering cliffs combined with a more intimate scene of boaters gathered on the shore of a river.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Russell Smith, B. Russell Smith, Landscape painting

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