Carlton Alfred Smith (British, 1853–1946)

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Carlton Alfred Smith (British, 1853–1946)

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Oil on Panel

  • Signed and dated (18)'99' lower left.
  • Similar listed to £24,650.00 GBP at auction.
  • There are 5 paintings by this artist in the British National Art Collection.
  • Painting - 38cm x 28cm
  • Frame - 48cm x 38cm 

Lot Notes

A superb example of the work of highly regarded genre painter Carlton Alfred Smith depicting a young woman in a cottage interior.  Signed and dated lower left.


In very fine condition.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

Carlton Alfred Smith was a painter, notably of genre works.  He was born and lived in London, married to the artist Martha Sarah King, who also showed under her married name. His father was the steel engraver Alfred Smith. He studied at Slade School of Fine Art, winning gold and silver medals. For seven years from 1916 he visited India, painting portraits and landscapes. He was a member of RBA, RI and ROI, also showing at RA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. His pictures such as When Little Ones Grow Weary and The Close of Day were illustrated in magazines including Illustrated London News. National Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide bought his picture Dawn and National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne acquired Christmas Eve.