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October 1520, 2022
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LOT 54

Lot 54

Colvin Smith (1795-1875)

Colvin Smith (1795-1875)
Lot 54 Details
Colvin Smith (1795-1875), Scottish


Oil on canvas; unsigned. Framed.
30 ins x 24.75 ins; 76.2 cms x 62.9 cms; Framed 37.1 ins x 32.5 ins; 94.2 cms x 82.6 cms

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Colvin Smith (1795-1875)
  • Colvin Smith (1795-1875)
  • Colvin Smith (1795-1875)
  • 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).


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LOT 54

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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