SOLD Late Summer Sunday Picnic

by George Henry Smillie (1840–1921)
Oil on canvas
12 x 20 inches
Signed and dated indistinctly lower left: Geo. H. Smillie.


Private collection, Maryland

Estate of above, Maryland

Sale, Sloans & Kenyon, Friendship Heights, Maryland, April 20, 2022, lot 338, from above

Private collection, New York, New York

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Artist Biography

Born into an artistic family, George Smillie became a well-known landscape painter at the end of the nineteenth century. Raised in New York City, George first trained as an engraver under his father, James H. Smillie. He went on to study painting with James McDougal Hart, a leading member of the Hudson River School (and part of his own artistic dynasty). Smillie began exhibiting at the National Academy of Design at the age of twenty-two and became known for his polished, realistic landscapes. He made frequent painting trips to the Adirondack Mountains and the White Mountains; rode through the West

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