Lot 250
Reginald Smith (British, 1855-1925), Brunel's Avon Masterpiece
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower left, circa 1870, presented in a period gilt frame.

Stretcher size 35 x 45 in.; Frame dimensions 48 x 58 in.

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Freshford House Antiques, Bath, England

This painting depicts the Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon. The bridge was designed by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw, after an earlier design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Also visible in the far distance is a view of Christchurch and the Clifton Observatory.

Reginald Smith exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. He was a member of the Royal West of England Academy and an associate of the Royal Cambrian Academy.

No evidence of retouch visible under UV light.

$1,000 - 3,000