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$120 · Matthew Smith - 'Landscape near Aix,' Framed Colour Print c 1935

Picture is of the original on Christies website.
Item for sale is slightly smaller and colour a bit muted compared to this one.
Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)
Lovely Print 2.5 feet long by Sir Matthew Smith entitled ' Landscape Near Aix ', in a sturdy deep white wooden frame.
Print by Ganymed and published in England at the time it was in the late Mrs Thelma Cazalet - Keir's Collection
Price realised at Christies Auction House recently for the original was GBP 55,000.00
Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959)
Landscape in the fauve style [ sort of post impressionist] signed with initials 'MS' (lower left)
oil on canvas with a luscious colour pallet of greens olives, & ochres.
Original was 18 ¼ x 36 ¼ in. (46.3 x 92 cm.)
Painted circa 1935.

Original was Purchased at the 1936 exhibition by Sir Kenneth Clark, K.C.B.( we know him as TV presenter for ..."Civilisation: A Personal View."
Original was with Arthur Tooth & Sons, where purchased by Thelma Cazalet-Keir, and by descent to sellor.

Sir Matthew Smith, CBE (22 October 1879 - 29 September 1959) was a British painter of nudes, still-life and landscape. He studied design at the Manchester School of Art and art at the Slade School of Art. Smith studied under Henri Matisse in Paris and acquired an interest inFauvism. During World War I, he was wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele. In 1949, Smith was appointed a Commander of the Order
of the British Empire (CBE). He was knighted in 1954.
He married Gwen Salmond and their relationship broke up when he entered into an affair with Vera Cuningham. Smith lived, worked, and exhibited in England and France.
Between World War I and World War II he lived often in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France. During this period he had poor mental and physical health. His work, however, reflects use of "colour in a bold, unnaturalistic manner echoing the Fauves.
In 1920 he became a member of The London Group.
The following year he lived in Brittany, Paris and London. He then spent the winter with his family in Grez, Oise, France.
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