28E Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 United States 631.204.0383
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$ 3,600

"Near Kennebunkport"

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, Maine
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas
W. 17 in; H. 11 in; D. 2.25 in;
W. 43.18 cm; H. 27.94 cm; D. 5.72 cm;
Condition Good. Unlined canvas
Creation Date Circa 1875
Description Very original oil on canvas marine painting by the well known American artist, Henry Pember Smith. Signed lower right. Kennebunkport is a small coastal town in southern Maine. Condition is very good. Unlined canvas with its original gold leaf over gesso wood frame. Circa 1875. Overall framed measurements are 17.5 by 23.5 inches

A specialist in marine and landscape views, Henry Pember Smith was born in Waterford, Connecticut in 1854. Little is known about his early training or his career before 1877, when he set up a studio in New York City. It is generally assumed that he was self- taught. From 1877 on, Smith exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design, although he never became a member. Smith also exhibited at the American Watercolor Society and the Artists' Fund.

His landscapes are his best known works, particularly those of New England, Spain, Italy, England, New York State, and France. These also indicate his love of travel and some of his best known works are Venetian scenes. Working primarily in oils and watercolors, and using a tighter technique than the emerging impressionists of his time, Smith was a true realist.

Around 1901, Smith moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey to seek relief from ill health and rheumatism. He died there in October, 1907.
Styles / Movements Realism
Incollect Reference Number 454545
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