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Herdman-Smith, Robert FSA, ARWA
(English/New Zealand)
1872 - 1945


Princes Street from Calton Hill,etching, pencil signed l/r, 7.5" x 9.25" plate, 15.5" x 16.75" frame.

$ 245.00
inclusive of S/H/I*

Scott Monument,
etching in color, pencil inscribed l/l, pencil signed l/r, 7.5" x 10.5" plate,
unframed.


$ 245.00
inclusive of S/H/I*

Loch Katrine and Ellen's Isle
, color etching, pencil signed l/r, inscribed l/l, 9.25" x 11" plate size (approximate), 20.5" x 16.5" frame.

$ 245.00
inclusive of S/H/I*

Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran
, color etching, pencil signed l/r, inscribed l/l, 9.25" x 11" plate size (approximate), 20.5" x 16.5" frame.

$ 245.00
inclusive of S/H/I*

About the Etchings: All are in very good condition. Typical of his flat, modern treatment of landscape in watercolor and aquatint.

About the Artist: Painter and etcher of architectural subjects. Born in Liverpool on 21st January 1879. Studied art in Leeds, London, Paris, Munich and Antwerp. Exhibited at the R.A., in the provinces, and at the Paris Salon. Painted in France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Egypt, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Taught at Wellington Technical School in New Zealand from 1902 and became Director of Canterbury (NZ) School of Art, where Raymond Francis McIntyre (1879-1933) was his student, according to McIntyre's sister - Mrs Nina Slater. Herdman-Smith apparently returned to England around 1921 - the year he was elected A.R.W.A. He lived at Wareham in Dorset. Various sources.

Born Liverpool, educated at Dr Bowman's College, Liscord, Cheshire. Studied art at Leeds and afterwards in Europe; qualified as art teacher at South Kensington, London 1899. Arrived in Wellington and from 1902 on staff of Wellington Technical College during La Trobe's time: in 1905 Director of Canterbury School of Art, Christchurch. From 1904 Examiner in Art for the Education Department. Probably visited England 190809; in 1910 was FSAM and exhibited with NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1910 paintings of English scenes. Exhibited: NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wtn 190203 and 191026. Represented: Hocken. Source: Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook.

Herdman-Smith is listed in McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 114.


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