Francis Tysoe Smith (1853-1927)
|Artist Name||Francis Tysoe Smith (1853-1927)|
|Description||Francis Tysoe Smith Cornish landscape. Painted by one of my favourite artists I believe this to be the painting mentioned in the Cornish Dictionary of artists which states she exhibited from 1925 from her studio in St Ives.
The painting depicts Cornish scenery: large landscape showing marsh land with water in the foreground and a flock of sheep beyond. It is one of the best of her works and is housed in a very fine frame. The work is signed lower right and dates to 1924. This is a fine example of an early 20th century British impressionist oil painting with good subject.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 26 inches|
|Frame||Framed in a fine gallery frame of the period. 30 inches by 32 inches.|
|Condition||Excellent gallery condition.|
|Biography||Francis Tysoe Smith (1853-1927) was a fine maritime painter. She was one of the principal women artists active in St Ives between 1907 and 1927. She is listed as a painter of flowers and landscapes who lived in Wales and Cornwall and showed at the RBSA, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, London Salon and Royal Academy. In 1914 this artist member of the Arts Club signed in the painter Thomas Liddell as a visitor. The following year she exhibited at the Show Day. At the 1923 St Ives Show Day and in 1924 she exhibited from her own studio, showing a large landscape, 'marsh lands with water in the foreground, and a flock of sheep beyond', alongside two other paintings. She shared the Blue Studio with her sister.|