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1872 Watercolor by James David Smillie (MR15802) Price: $15000 Questions about this item?
(January 16, 1833 – September 14, 1909)
American artist, was born in New York City.
His father, James Smillie (1807–1885)
A Scottish engraver, emigrated to New York in 1829.
James studied with him and in the National Academy of Design; engraved on steel vignettes for bank-notes and some illustrations, notably F. O. C. Darley"s pictures for James Fenimore Cooper"s novels; was elected an associate of the National Academy in 1865—the year after he first began painting—and an academician in 1876; and was a founder (1866) of the American Water Color Society, of which he was treasurer in 1866–1873 and president in 1873–1878, and of the New York Etching Club.
Framed and signed.
Age Appropriate Wear
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