October 15 — 20, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
Colvin Smith (1795-1875)
Gift of Sir Alec Martin, K.B.E. to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
The National Galleries of Scotland has a similar portrait of Sir Walter Scott by Colvin Smith executed in 1829. It measures almost the same size: 30" x 25," Accession No. PG 1031.
Sir Alec Martin was chairman of Christie's from 1940 to 1958 and was the friend and estate executor of noted British artist Walter Richard Sickert. (1860-1942).