George Henry Smillie (1840-1921) [NM] : Marblehead Neck, 1882.

 

SAL record control number: 100205 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;

 

Work title: Marblehead Neck  [from collection database] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Marblehead Neck  [from collection database] ;

Work date: 1882  [from collection database] ;

Work creator: George Henry Smillie (1840-1921) [NM] ;

Work medium: Pencil and white chalk on brown paper ;
Work dimensions: 9 x 12 inches [unframed] | 15-7/8 x 21-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches [framed] ;

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower left.
Dated?: Yes.
Text: ‘Marblehead Neck / Sep 15th 1882’.

Verso:

Marking type: Black ink stamp.
Location: At upper left and lower right.
Text: ‘PROPERTY OF THE SALMAGUNDI CLUB’.

Marking type: White acid-free paper label with cotton string.
Location: Tied to two screw eyes with wire.
Text: ‘06.397’.

Marking type: Black felt tip marker.
Location: At lower right.
Text: ‘06.397’.

SAL category: Works on paper ;
SAL sub-category: Pencil drawing ;

Archives of American Art subjects:
Art
Art — American
Art ― Private collections ― New York (State)
Art ― Private collections ― New York (State) ― Salmagundi
Landscape
Landscape ― Massachusetts
Landscape ― Massachusetts ―Marble Neck
Landscape — Tree

Description of work:

George Henry Smillie was an American painter and etcher. Smillie was taught engraving by his father and married a fellow genre painter, Nellie Sheldon Jacobs. He spent most of his life in New York City but took frequent trips to the Rocky Mountains and Yosemite Valley. He was best known for his landscapes around the shores of New York.

This drawing on brown paper, attributed to Smillie, is of Marblehead Neck, MA.

 

Provenance:
after 1882 SCNY, gift of [unknown], accession #2006.397 ;
1882 Attributed to George Henry Smillie (1840-1921) [NM], artist .

Exhibition history:
1882 SCNY black and white exhibition [possibly], At Marblehead Neck  #253.

References / citations:
– Collection database, accession #2006.397.
– Attributed to George H. Smillie (1840-1921), At Marblehead Neck was exhibited in the 1882 black and white exhibition (#253).

Notes:

 

Document information

Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/artwork/?p=100205

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2021.100205

Record birth date:
July 4, 2021

Last updated: August 17, 2021 at 21:01 pm