Robert Herdman-Smith

Robert Herdman-Smith FSA, ARWA (English/New Zealand) 1872 – 1945
Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran, color etching, pencil signed l/r, inscribed l/l, 9.25″ x 11″ plate size, 20.5″ x 16.5″ full paper size.

Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran, color etching, pencil signed.
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Estimate: $200.
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Grasmere, Lake District, color etching, pencil signed l/r 9.25″ x 11″plate size, 20.5″ x 16.5″ full paper size.

Grasmere, Lake District, color etching, penci signedl.
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Princes Street from Calton Hill, etching, pencil signed l/r, 7.5″ x 9.25″ plate, 15.5″ x 16.75″ frame

Princes Street from Calton Hill, etching, pencil signed.
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Scott Monument, etching in color, pencil inscribed l/l, pencil signed l/r, 7.5″ x 10.5″ plate, unframed

Scott Monument, etching in color
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All four etchings are laid down on board; Princes Street is the only one framed. All are in excellent condition. These prints are typical of the artist’s modern treatment of landscape in watercolor and aquatint.

Herdman-Smith was a painter and etcher of landscape and architectural subjects. Born in Liverpool on 21st January 1879, he studied art in Leeds, London, Paris, Munich and Antwerp. His exhibitions included the Royal Academy, in the provinces, and at the Paris Salon. He painted in France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Egypt, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South America and taught at Wellington Technical School in New Zealand from 1902 before becoming Director of Canterbury (NZ) School of Art. Herdman-Smith apparently returned to England around 1921 – the year he was elected A.R.W.A. He lived at Wareham in Dorset. – Various sources.

Born Liverpool, educated at Dr Bowman’s College, Liscord, Cheshire. Studied art at Leeds and afterwards in Europe; qualified as art teacher at South Kensington, London 1899. Arrived in Wellington and from 1902 on staff of Wellington Technical College during La Trobe’s time: in 1905 Director of Canterbury School of Art, Christchurch. From 1904 Examiner in Art for the Education Department. Probably visited England 1908–09; in 1910 was FSAM and exhibited with NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1910 paintings of English scenes. Exhibited: NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington 1902–03 and 1910–26. – Source: Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook.

Herdman-Smith is listed in McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 114.

Also by this artist:

A Cornish Harbour, Watercolor.

 

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