John Brandon Smith (British, 1848–1884)

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John Brandon Smith (British, 1848–1884)

Melincourt Falls, Wales

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed and dated '1874' lower left.
  • Provenance; with Richard Green, London.  With gallery label verso.
  • Similar listed to £9,500.00 GBP at auction. 
  • There are 5 paintings by this artist in the British National Art Collection. 
  • Painting - 46cm x 36cm
  • Frame - 56cm x 45cm 


A superb example of the work of specialist waterfall painter John Brandon Smith depicting the Melincourt Falls in South Wales.  Signed and dated lower left.


In very fine condition.  Professionally lined and conserved in the late 20th century.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

John Brandon Smith was a London landscape painter who exhibited from 1859 to 1884 at the Royal Academy. From 1860 to 1874 he exhibited at The British Institute and also at the Royal Society of Artists, Suffolk Street. Titles at the Royal Academy included View in Surrey 1860, On the Lledr, 1867 and Caldron Linn, Perthshire, 1874.  He is most commonly known for his pictures of rivers and waterfalls, which have been confused in the past with the work of James Burrell Smith.