Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)
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Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)


Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)
signed with initials 'MS' (lower left)
oil on canvas
18 ¼ x 36 ¼ in. (46.3 x 92 cm.)
Painted circa 1935.
Purchased at the 1936 exhibition by Sir Kenneth Clark, K.C.B.
with Arthur Tooth & Sons, where purchased by Thelma Cazalet-Keir, and by descent.
P. Hendy, Matthew Smith, London, 1944, pl. 41.
G. Allen, Mathew Smith, London, 1962, pl. 41.
J. Gledhill, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings of Matthew Smith with a Critical Introduction to his Work, Farnham, 2009, p. 176, no. 430, illustrated.
London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, Recent Paintings by Matthew Smith, November 1936, no. 28.
London, Wildenstein & Co., Since the Impressionists, May 1945, no. 33.
London, Tate Gallery, The private collector: an exhibition of pictures and sculpture selected from the members of the Contemporary Art Society's own collections, March - April 1950, no. 247.
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, New Burlington Galleries, Festival Exhibition, British Painting 1925-1950: first anthology, 1951, no. 84: this exhibition travelled to Manchester, City Art Galleries.
London, Tate Gallery, Seventeen collectors: an exhibition of paintings and sculpture from the private collections of the Executive Committee of the Contemporary Art Society, March - April 1952, no. 99, as 'Landscape outside Aix'.
London, Tate Gallery, Matthew Smith, Paintings from 1909-1952, September - October 1953, no. 54.
London, Royal Academy, A Memorial Exhibition of Works by Sir Matthew Smith C.B.E. 1879-1959, October - December 1960, no. 173.
London, Tate Gallery, "Private Views": Works from the Collections of Twenty Friends of the Tate Gallery, April - May 1963, no. 44.
Swansea, Welsh Committee of the Arts Council of Great Britain, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Matthew Smith Exhibition of Paintings, June - July 1966, no. 29: this exhibition travelled to Dolgellau, Free Library, July - August 1966; Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, September 1966; and Bangor, Art Gallery, October 1966.
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Lot Essay

Thelma Cazalet-Keir lent a number of works from her private collection to the Tate Gallery in 1963 for their exhibition Private Views. In the exhibition catalogue she commented, ‘I have never been able to draw a straight line, or for that matter a crooked one, but because I have loved paintings, I have loved collecting them for a very long time’.

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