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Oil painting - Another Bite
  • Another Bite
    Smith, George, born 1829 - died 1901
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Another Bite

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, George, born 1829 - died 1901 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:

    FA.185[O]

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

George Smith (1829-1901) entered the Royal Academy in 1845 and worked in the studio of the genre and narrative painter Charles West Cope. Smith himself focused mainly on genre painting, often involving children as seen in this example of his work exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850. Throughout his career he exhibited 79 works at the Royal Academy, 26 at the British Institute and 15 at the Society of British Artists.

Physical description

A young boy wearing a long smock and a broad-brimmed hat sits on a river bank fishing. A young girl wearing an off-the-shoulders dress kneels beside him, her right arm resting on his left shoulder as she watches him fish. Water front left; trees in the distance.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

ca. 1850 (painted)

Artist/maker

Smith, George, born 1829 - died 1901 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

GS 1850
signed and dated

Dimensions

Height: 45.7 cm estimate, Width: 55.9 cm estimate, Height: 61 cm framed, Width: 71 cm framed, Depth: 5 cm framed, :

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting on panel by George Smith entitled 'Another Bite', depicting two children fishing. Great Britain, ca. 1850.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 268

Materials

Oil paint; Wood

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Girl; River; Fishing rod; Boy; Trees

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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