Antique C1900 Henry Pember Smith Print Of Venice Canal Scene. Los Angeles Herald
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Antique C1900 Henry Pember Smith Print Of Venice Canal Scene. Los Angeles Herald:
Up for sale is an unframed originalHenry Pember Smith print, circa 1900. Depicted in the print is a scene in Venice as a gondolier guides a passenger through the canals.
The print includes the artist’s signature at the damaged bottom left corner. In the damaged bottom right corner is the Los Angeles Herald mark, indicating that this print was published in that periodical.
The print’s dimensions are approximately 14 3/4” x 10 3/4”.
The condition of the print is fair. While there is much tearing and soiling on the edges and corners of the print, the colors remain rich and the condition is very good in the main area of the print's action.
While I try to be as descriptive as possible about the items that I place on sale, please see the sample pictures that I’ve included in this listing and carefully review the item’s condition. I am not an expert in this field, so I rely on my pictures to speak for me. If you have any questions or need further details, please ask.
A little about the artist: Henry P. Smtih was born in Asbury, New Jersey in 1854 and was self-taught as an artist. During the 1880s, Smith was highly inspired by European realists and Trompe L'oeil painters and traveled throughout Europe studying the Old Masters in Paris, Brittany, Normandy, Venice and along the English Cornish coast. Smith is best known for his country cottages or scenes along rivers. He was a member of the Artists Fund Society, New York City and the American Water Color Society. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design (NYC) from 1877-1896, 1899, 1901, 1906; the Brooklyn Art Club (1878-1885, 1892); Boston Art Club (1880-1890) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia (1881, 1888); and the Art Institute, Chicago.
He maintained studios in Manhattan at 11th, 17th and West 14th Street and was actively exhibiting as early as 1877. He died in 1907.