Art Collection: Works

TITLE: Untitled ACCESSION # 2000.009.1

ARTIST: Frederic Martlett Bell-Smith

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith was born in London on the 26th of December, 1846 to artist John Bell-Smith and his wife. He first studied painting under the tutelage of his father and then at the South Kensington Art School. Before the family came to Canada in 1866, both Frederic and his father were members of the Institute of Fine Arts, at the Portland Gallery in London. Once in Montreal, Frederic's father went on to become the President of the Society of Canadian Artists and he worked as a photographer until 1871 when he moved to Hamilton. In 1879 he moved again to Toronto and stayed there until 1879. He later taught art and was the director at Alma College in St. Thomas, Ontario. He also was an illustrator for The Canadian Illustrated News and various other publishers. He became a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and in 1891 he visited Paris. Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith passed away in 1923.

DATE OF ARTWORK:

  • For more information on Historical Canadian Art, see the "Historical Canadian Art" file.

OBJECT TYPE: Painting, Watercolour

PHOTO: Yes

HEIGHT: 37.2 cm WIDTH: 49.8 cm

LOCATION: Wilson Reading Room in Kerr House, Traill College

  • For a map of the art pieces in the Wilson Reading Room see the " History of the Wilson Reading Room File"

DESCRIPTION: Coastal scene with breakers. Colours used: brown, blue. Glazed, gold gilt frame with acanthus decoration, acid free, off-white mat.

VALUE: Unknown

OTHER WORKS IN THE TUAC BY THIS ARTIST:

Bon Echo Near Peterborough

Le Sanctuaire,

Accession No. 2000.021.1 Accesssion No. 2000.26.1

  • For information on how Trent acquired these work see the " History of the Goodman Collection" file

OTHER RESOURCES AT TRENT UNIVERSITY ABOUT THIS ARTIST: none available

WORKS BY THIS ARTIST IN OTHER CANADIAN COLLECTIONS:

University Of Lethbridge

  • In The Selkirks

1907 ? 1909?, watercolour, 11 7/8" x 18 1/8"

  • Sunrise On The Saguenay

1894, watercolour, 13" x 18 1/2 "

  • The Beached Margent On The Sea

1886, oil on canvas, 35 1/2" x 60 1/4"

http://home.uleth.ca/sfa-gal/collections/Historical/BSmith.html

Art Gallery of Hamilton

  • London Bridge

1893 oil on canvas, 40.6 x 61 cm

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.on.ca/edu/singArt.asp?artID=5

Museum London

  • The Wave (1892-94),

oil on canvas, 71.1 x 127 cm

  • In The Luxembourg Gardens

(1896), watercolour on paper, 35.9 x 52.7 cm.,

  • The Yoho Valley,

British Columbia (n.d.), watercolour on paper, 36.8 x 3.3 cm.

  • Return From School [a.k.a. The Daughters of Canada]

(1884), oil on canvas, 91.4 x 153.7 cm.

http://www.londonmuseum.on.ca/Historical/First_Ren/bsmith.html

LINKS:

    • For more information on Frederic Bell-Smith :

http://www.vaxxine.com/PastAtPresent/artist/bellsmit.htm

http://www.lochgallery.com/artist.php?artistID=14

    • For more information on Historical Canadian Art: