Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
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December 2,2023: Premier Americana - Day Two

Sat, Dec 2, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 2385


Estimate: $200 - $300
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FREDERICK CARL SMITH (AMERICAN, 1867-1955) IMPRESSIONISTIC PORTRAIT OF A MAN, oil on canvas, depicting a mustached man, wearing a head covering and a green and red jacket, sitting down next to a green-glazed double-spouted jug with bail handle, upper left corner signed "F. CARL SMITH" above title and date "TUNIS / 96". Housed under glass in a period gilt-molded frame. Dated 1896. 9 1/2" x 15 1/2" sight, 17 1/2" x 23 1/2" OA.
Catalogue Note: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Frederick Carl Smith studied at the Cincinnati Art School, the Ohio Mechanics' Institute, and the Academie Julian in Paris. He lived and worked in Washington, DC primarily as a portraitist for 17 years, exhibiting at the National Academy of Design and the Corcoran Gallery. Smith permanently moved to Pasadena, CA in 1917, becoming an early California painter known for his vibrant impressionistic landscapes and beach scenes. He was a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association.


Very good visual condition with areas of moderate to heavy craquelure. Frame with losses, chipping, and cracks to molding and gilt. Not examined out of frame.

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