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    FREDERICK CARL SMITH (American, 1868-1955)
    Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
    Oil on panel
    6-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches (15.9 x 24.1 cm)
    Signed lower right: F. Carl Smith
    Inscribed by artist in upper right corner verso: Luxembourg Gallery & Gardens / Paris, France / Studio F. Carl Smith / 217 So. Oakland Ave / Pasadena
    Inscription verso in ink: At my death this and the companion picture to go to Miss Dorothy Connor / 526 La Loma Road / Pasadena

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    F. Carl Smith distinguished himself primarily as a portraitist in Washington, D.C. but also painted many lovely landscape and marine views both in the United States and abroad in France and Norway. He was born in Cincinnati and studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Ohio Mechanics' Institute, and the Academie Julian in Paris with Bouguereau, Ferrier and Constant. In 1917 he moved to Pasadena, California and became a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918.


    Condition Report*:

    UV examination reveals only three tiny flecks of inpaint in central foreground and a dot in the middle sky. Otherwise untouched. Framed Dimensions 12.25 X 15.5 Inches

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