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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 480

    A REGENCY CUT-FELT COLLAGE PICTURE OF OLD BRIGHT THE POSTMAN WITH FRANT CHURCH AND VILLAGE SHOWN IN THE DISTANCE

    BY GEORGE SMART, CIRCA 1820

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    A REGENCY CUT-FELT COLLAGE PICTURE OF OLD BRIGHT THE POSTMAN WITH FRANT CHURCH AND VILLAGE SHOWN IN THE DISTANCE
    BY GEORGE SMART, CIRCA 1820
    With original printed label verso and later giltwood frame
    11½ x 9¾ in. (29 x 24.5 cm.) overall


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    The artist George Smart (d.1846) was by trade a tailor in the village of Frant, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He made figured pictures out of scraps of left-over cloth and became very popular supplying pictures to Queen Victoria's uncle, the Duke of Sussex. His pictures often included portraits of local figures.
    For a detailed discussion on the work of George Smart, see James Ayres, British Folk Art, London 1976.

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