Historic Art | Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith R.C.A.

Near hyde park london oil 5
St pauls at twilight c1899 oc 11x14 web Bell smith - lyceum theatre c1908 wc 7 Bell smith rainy streets london c1920 wc 9x13 web Lake louise 7 Selkirks waterfall wc 14 Mt cheops in sunlight c1895 wc 21x14 web Untitled wc 11 Sunrise hermit range selkirks 1888 wc 10 Holborn district london ob 5x4 Mountain torrent near mt sir donald wc 8 View up the thames river oc 18x25 web Piccailly london 1905 wc 6 Hay market theatre 1902 wc 7x5 web Lady in her garden op 8 web Along the don river ob 7x10 Sailing boats and windmills off holland oc 8x15 web Road beside lake ontario 1887 wc 5 View ferom the thames oc 18x25 web A mountain torrent 1903 24x18 wc web Lake louise wc 11 Stoney indian camp near canmore nwt oc 24x32 web View of the thames and saint pauls cathedral 11x20 oil on canvas Mount sir donald, rogers pass wc 18x13 web Carlton street toronto ob 8x5 On westminster bridge c1900 wc 9 Rainy day london wc 13 Selkirks waterfall wc 14 The otter tail mountains west of field wc 11x15 web The mountain in the selkirks wc 9x13 web Sunrise in the selkirks 1888 watercolour 20x 30 web

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Near Hyde Park, London

Technique: oil on board

Dimensions: 5.5x8.5 in.

Price: $5,400 Cdn.

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About the Artist

FM Bell-Smith (1846-1923) Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith was born in London, the son of John Bell-Smith. He attended South Kensington Art Schools in London and The Academie Colarossi in Paris; he studied under both his father and Alexander Harrison. He came to Montreal in 1866, and worked as a photographer. He was a founding member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Montreal, 1867. He lived and worked in, in Montreal, Hamilton and, and Toronto, making illustrations for newspapers and other periodicals. While in Hamilton Bell-Smith worked with James Inglis and L. Eckerson. In 1881 he began teaching, and was made Director of Fine Arts at Alma College, and was appointed Director of Fine Arts of Public Schools of London Ontario in 1882. Bell-Smith was also the principal of the Western Branch of the Toronto Art School from 1888-1890. Bell-Smith was featured often in the Canadian Illustrated News where he recorded local Canadian news events. In 1872 the artist accompanied Lord Dufferin to western Ontario. He traveled extensively to the Rocky Mountains under CPR sponsorship between 1887 and 1918, and joined the first CPR passes made available by William Van Horne. An accomplished artist Bell-Smith was made ARCA in 1880, and RCA in 1886. Bell-Smith is best known for his watercolour paintings of misty Canadian mountain peaks and glaciers as well as his street scenes and city-scapes of London. “Early Painters and Engravers of Canada” J. Russell Harper. 1970
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