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Edward Robert Smythe Art

British, 1810-1899

Edward Robert Smythe was born in Ipswich, U.K., in 1810 to James Smyth and Sarah Harriet née Skitter. Edward attended the school of Robert Burcham Clamp and had a liking for a military career but his love of art took his fancy. Elected a member of the Ipswich Society of Professional and Amateur Artists in March of 1832 and attended his first meeting on November 18th, where he was probably working under Henry Davy and met many local artist members. In his younger days he had a studio in the Old Shire Hall, Ipswich, where he painted with such artists as Samuel Read, Walter Hagreen, Frederick Russel and Robert Burrows.

Around 1840, Smythe moved to Norwich to study the Norwich School of painting, where he became acquainted with Robert Ladbrooke’s son, Frederick, and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman but returned to Ipswich some five years later, taking a house in Bramford Road. He married at Ipswich in 1848 — Ellen Bowman of Ipswich — and there, his first child, Edward Robert, was born the following year. In 1851, he lived in Elmswell, Suffolk with his 24-year-old wife, Ellen, and son but later that year moved to 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, where he kept company with his friend Fred Ladbrooke. By 1861, still at Angel Hill, they had more children at Bury St Edmunds: Francis (Frank) Rowland 1852, Ellen Kate 1854 and Mary Emily 1856, their daughter Louisa Jane, died at Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s on April 7, 1861, aged three years and seven months. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association at the New Lecture Hall of the Mechanics' Institution, Ipswich, in August 1850, several oil paintings including "Chapel Viaduct, Colne Valley," "A Group of Animals," "A Sketch Ploughing," "Ponies and a Dog" and "A Landscape" and a watercolour "The Ruling Passion strong in Death" and was also a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1886–98. He also exhibited five works at the Royal Academy, including "View in the Colne Valley at Chappel, Essex" and exhibited five works at the British Institution, including "Pony and Boy" and "The Village Blacksmith."

In 1865, Edward was living at 98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, and his wife died at 69 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds in 1879, aged 52. By 1891, he had moved in with his married daughter Ellen Kate, who had married George Robert Chilvers, a tobacco manufacturer, at Burlington Lodge, 30 Burlington Road, Ipswich, where he died on 5 July 1899, aged 88, and was buried in Ipswich cemetery three days later. Five of his paintings were on show at the Centenary exhibition of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974 — a pastel, "Crossing the Stream" and oils "Beach Scene," "Knife Grinders" and "The Squires Son" and a drawing "Gipsies by the Wayside." Over the years, he has regained some of the prestige that he held during his lifetime, and his oil "Woolpit Horse Fair" fetched £39,650 at Bonhams London auction in 2011.

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Artist: Edward Robert Smythe
The Blacksmiths Workshop with Horses, Dogs, Farmer and Anvil, beautiful oil
By Edward Robert Smythe
Located in ludlow, GB
Edward Robert Smythe 1810 - 1896 A leading member of the Norwich School who lived variously in Suffolk and Norfolk. Famed for his portrayal of animals and rural life. Smythe exhibit...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Edward Robert Smythe Art

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Oil

"Sheep grazing near abbey"
By Edward Robert Smythe
Located in ludlow, GB
Edward R Smythe 1810 - 1899 "Sheep grazing near an Abbey" - Oil on Panel, Signed and Framed. Edward Robert Smyth[e], was born at Berners Street, Ipswich ...
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19th Century Victorian Edward Robert Smythe Art

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Oil

Fine Victorian Oil Painting, Milk Maid & Dog Walking Through Wooded Valley
By Edward Robert Smythe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Edward Robert Smythe (British 1810-1899), signed and dated (1858?) lower centre. *artists bio below, please scroll down. Title: Walking through the Woods Medium: oil on canvas, framed Size: framed: 27.5 x 22 inches canvas: 22 x 17 inches Provenance: private collection, England Condition: The painting is in overall very good and sound condition. Edward Robert Smyth[e], was born at Berners Street, Ipswich in 1810 and baptised St Nicholas Church, Ipswich on 10 February 1815, son of James Smyth (1780-1863) and his wife Sarah Harriet née Skitter (1783-1845), who married at Norwich on 14 June 1811; James was an accountant with bankers Bacon, Cobbold, Durningham & Cobbold in Tavern Street, Ipswich who added a final 'e' to his surname. Edward attended the school of Robert Burcham Clamp at Ipswich and had a liking for a military career but his love of art took his fancy. Elected a member of the Ipswich Society of Professional and Amateur Artists on 1 March 1832 and attended his first meeting on 18 November the same year and was probably working under Henry Davy and where he met many local artist members. In his younger days he had a studio in the Old Shire Hall, Ipswich where he painted with artists such as Samuel Read, Wat Hagreen, Frederick Brett Russel and Robert Burrows. About 1840, he moved to Norwich to study the Norwich School of Painters where he became acquainted with Robert Ladbrooke’s son, Frederick Ladbrooke and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman (1782-1842), but returned to Ipswich some five years later, taking a house in Bramford Road. He married at Ipswich on 15 March 1848, Ellen Burman (1827-1879) of Ipswich and where his first child Edward Robert, jun. was born the following year. Edward was of Berners Street, Ipswich when declared insolvent at Ipswich on 13 September 1850 and in 1851, giving his age as 32, was living at Elmswell, Suffolk with his 24 year old wife Ellen and son but later that year moved to 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s, where he kept company with his friend Fred Ladbrooke. By 1861, still at Angel Hill, they had further children born at Bury St Edmund’s, Francis (Frank) Rowland 1852, Ellen Kate 1854 and Mary Emily 1856, their daughter Louisa Jane, died at Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s on 7 April 1861, aged 3 years and 7 months. Smythe exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association at the New Lecture Hall of the Mechanics' Institution, Ipswich in August 1850, several oil paintings including 'Chapel Viaduct, Colne Valley', 'A Group of Animals', 'A Sketch Ploughing', 'Ponies and a Dog' and 'A Landscape', and a watercolour 'The Ruling Passion strong in Death' and was also a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1886-1898 and in 1889 at the Woodbridge Art Exhibition at the Assembly Room, Bull Hotel, Woodbridge had several oil paintings on display including 'Horses at Marsh', 'Donkeys' and 'Early Morn'. He also exhibited five works at the Royal Academy including 'View in the Colne Valley at Chappel, Essex' and exhibited five works at the British Institution including 'Pony and Boy' and 'The Village Blacksmith'. In 1865, Edward was living at 98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmund’s, and his wife died at 69 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmund’s in 1879, aged 52. By 1891 he had moved in with his married daughter Ellen Kate, who had married at St Matthew’s church Ipswich on 10 May 1886, George Robert Chilvers, a tobacco manufacturer, at Burlington Lodge, 30 Burlington Road, Ipswich where he died on Wednesday, 5 July 1899, aged 88, and was buried in Ipswich cemetery three days later. Five of his painting were on show at the Centenary exhibition of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974, a pastel 'Crossing the...
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19th Century Victorian Edward Robert Smythe Art

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Oil

The Gypsy Encampment Signed Original Victorian Oil Painting
By Edward Robert Smythe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very fine original oil painting by the highly regarded Suffolk School artist, Edward Robert Smythe (1810-1899). The painting is signed to the lower left and is a very fine example of this important artists work. Painted in oils on canvas, the artist has captured a traveller resting beside her camp, with a small fire burning to the right and her horse standing to the left. With the frame, the painting measures 16 by 18 inches. The painting comes to us from a private collection of Suffolk School paintings, housed in Suffolk, England, where we understand it has resided for many years. Born at Berners Street, Ipswich in 1810, son of James Smyth (1780-1863) and his wife Sarah Harriet née Skitter; James, who was an accountant with the bank Bacon, Cobbold, Durningham & Cobbold in Tavern Street, Ipswich added a final 'e' to his surname. Edward attended the school of Robert Burcham Clamp and had a liking for a military career but his love of art took his fancy. Elected a member of the Ipswich Society of Professional and Amateur Artists on 1 March 1832 and attended his first meeting on 18 November the same year and was probably working under Henry Davy [q.v.] and where he met many local artist members. In his younger days he had a studio in the Old Shire Hall, Ipswich where he painted with such artists as Samuel Read [q.v.], Walter Hagreen [q.v.], Frederick Russel [q.v.] and Robert Burrows [q.v.]. About 1840 he moved to Norwich to study the Norwich School of painting where he became acquainted with Robert Ladbrooke’s son, Frederick [q.v.] and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman [1782-1842] but returned to Ipswich some five years later, taking a house in Bramford Road. He married at Ipswich in 1848, Ellen Bowman of Ipswich and where his first child Edward Robert, jun. was born the following year. In 1851, giving his age as 32, is living at Elmswell, Suffolk with his 24 year old wife Ellen and son but later that year moved to 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s, where he kept company with his friend Fred Ladbrooke. By 1861, still at Angel Hill, they had further children born at Bury St Edmund’s, Francis (Frank) Rowland 1852, Ellen Kate 1854 and Mary Emily 1856, their daughter Louisa Jane, died at Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s on 7 April 1861, aged 3 years and 7 months. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association at the New Lecture Hall of the Mechanics' Institution, Ipswich in August 1850 several oil paintings including 'Chapel Viaduct, Colne Valley', 'A Group of Animals', 'A Sketch Ploughing', 'Ponies and a Dog' and 'A Landscape' and a watercolour 'The Ruling Passion strong in Death' and was also a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1886-1898. He also exhibited five works at the Royal Academey including 'View in the Colne Valley at Chappel, Essex' and exhibited five works at the British Institution including 'Pony and Boy' and 'The Village Blacksmith'. In 1865 Edward was living at 98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmund’s, and his wife died at 69 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmund’s in 1879, aged 52. By 1891 he had moved in with his married daughter Ellen Kate, who had married at St Matthew’s church Ipswich on 10 May 1886, George Robert Chilvers, a tobacco manufacturer, at Burlington Lodge, 30 Burlington Road, Ipswich where he died on 5 July 1899, aged 88, and buried in Ipswich cemetery three days later. Five of his painting were on show at the Centenary exhibition of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974 a pastel 'Crossing the Stream...
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19th Century Victorian Edward Robert Smythe Art

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Oil

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