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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Smith (1713-1776), Landscape painter and poet

Landscape painter; second and most gifted of three brothers known as 'the Smiths of Chichester'; studied under his brother William (1707-64), patronised by the Duke of Richmond, admired for his landscapes both at home and abroad; received, 1760, the Society of Arts first premium for a landscape, and again in 1761 and 1763; a series of twenty-seven plates from Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales published 1757-69; a set of fifty-three etchings and engravings, produced with his brother John (1717-64) after their own works, appeared 1770; a volume of poems, Pastorals, published 1770.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.