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John Smibert

[Scottish-born American Colonial Era Painter, 1688-1751]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteJohn Smibert at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Mrs. John Pitts, 1735

Notable SiteJohn Smibert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of James Bowdoin II, 1736

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of Reverend James MacSparran, 1735

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
The Continence of Scipio, ca.1719-22

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

John Smibert in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Benjamin

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Bratislava, Slovakia

The Huntington Library, California

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJohn Smibert in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJohn Smibert at CGFA  

Notable SiteJohn Smibert at The Athenaeum  
25 works online

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

California State University WorldImages Database  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on John Smibert  
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Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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John Smibert: Colonial America's First Portrait Painter


 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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