Venetian Afternoon

by Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838–1915)
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper
13 x 24⅛ inches
Signed lower right: F. Hopkinson Smith

Artist Biography

It takes a great man to do one thing well; Mr. Smith can do several excellently, as well as paint admirable pictures.[1]

By Nina Sangimino

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VIII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Renaissance-man Francis Hopkinson Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 23, 1838. His lineage includes a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first president of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.[2] This self-taught artist started

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