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Thomas Smith (b.1720)
18th Century Lanscape Oil Painting of Matlock High-Torr

circa 1750

$24,889.72

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Thomas Smith of Derby Matlock High-Torr Landscape Oil on canvas 27 x 34.5 inches unframed 34 x 41.5 inches including frame Thomas Smith of Derby (died 12 September 1767) was an English landscape painter famed for his paintings and engravings of historic houses and views of the Lake District. Though few paintings of the artist survive to this day, his engravings have been preserved in renowned collections including the Royal Academy, the British Museum, and the Yale Museum. He is a pivotal figure in the genesis of the English picturesque. His series of ‘Eight of the most extraordinary Natural Prospects in the Mountainous Part of Derbyshire and Straffordshire, commonly called the Peak’ are the earliest prints to depict features of the English countryside as pure landscape in its own right. His landscape of Matlock High-Torr continues to build upon this tradition. The Peak district attracted many tourists in the mid-eighteenth century, who journeyed to see the severe landscapes encapsulated so beautifully by Thomas Smith of Derby. That by 1751 Smith had published a total of fifty large prints of English topographical scenes attests to the popularity of this genre. This oil painting by the artist is a rare relic of Smith working in the medium, and brings to life the melancholic landscape of Matlock High-Torr, which he also recorded as an engraving.

Details

  • Creator
    Thomas Smith (b.1720) (1720 - 1767)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1750
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 41.5 in. (105.41 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU67334507571

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