Allen Smith Seated above the Arno comtemplating Florence by François-Xavier Fabre

A composition chosen by the sitter and derived from a portrait of Goethe by Tischbein.


Oil on canvas
69 x 89 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,000 ( Total: £41,940)
Acquired in:
Executors of Mrs K A J Clarke

Smith, a tourist in Italy, sits in the foreground amidst classical ruins while the city and hills rise in the distance. Signed and dated.


Henry Sinclair, Dalky Lodge, Dublin; sold Christie's; bt. Agnew's; Charles Clarke by descent to Louis Clarke; J.Stephenson Clarke; Mrs K.A.J. Clarke (on loan to the Fitzwilliam from 1980).

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