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.
James Ayres, British Folk Art, Barrie and Jenkins, London 1976, Overlook Press, Woodstock, N.Y. 1977. P.88.
Margaret Gill, Proffessor of Perculiar Art, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Publication.