James Smetham: Artist, Author, Pre-Raphaelite Associate
This is the first book on the life and art of James Smetham (1821-1889), a prolific painter who produced over 400 paintings as well as numerous etchings and book illustrations. Most of his paintings treated biblical themes and pastoral or arcadian subject
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A Biographical Overview
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