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John Rubens Smith 1810 Pastel Portrait of Mrs. Woodcock

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Portrait of Mrs Woodcock, 1810
Pastel composition on board
Signed to the verso
Inscribed to the reverse, “Mrs Woodcock painted … in April 1810 by J. R. Smith, Newman Street, London.”
Presented under glass in a gilt frame

John Rubens Smith was born in London in 1775, where he first studied art with his father, John Raphael Smith, a mezzotint engraver and later studied art at the Royal Academy. He emigrated to New York City in the early 19th century and influenced a generation of American artists through his drawing academies and drawing manuals. He died in New York City in 1849.


- wear to edges of frame; loss of gesso to edges of frame; dust and accretions present to glass and frame; wear to edges of canvas; wear to pine backing on painting.


16.0" W x 17.5" H x 3.75" D

- measures frame; visible image measures 8" W x 9.5" H.

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