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A GEORGE SMART FELTWORK PICTURE 'THE EARTH-STOPPER'
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A GEORGE SMART FELTWORK PICTURE 'THE EARTH-STOPPER'

SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE SMART FELTWORK PICTURE 'THE EARTH-STOPPER'
SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The felt cut-outs on a watercolour background in an ebonised and giltwood frame with original maker's label to the reverse with a verse regarding the scene
12 x 17 in. (30 x 43 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 in Kent. He made pictures and figures out of scraps of left-over cloth. He became very popular and supplied pictures to Queen Victoria's uncle, the Duke of Sussex. His pictures often included portraits of local figures.

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
James Ayres, British Folk Art, Barrie and Jenkins, London 1976

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