Smith, Stan - illustrations, sketches, etc


About the artist

Stan Smith was a very prolific artist; as well as the figurative fine art he is best known for, he also produced and illustrated a wide range of teaching and guide books about painting and drawing. The illustrations he created are delightful works of art in their own right and demonstrate Stan’s extraordinary ability to turn his hand to every aspect of artistic practice with enjoyable results.

Once they had served their purpose in the making of the book, they were filed away in his plan chests - and only came to light again when we were going through his estate. These were not works that Stan envisaged would appear on the walls of a gallery or a private collector’s home, but they are a kind of treasure trove: more than two hundred sketches, drawings and paintings on a multitude of subjects: figure studies, animals, landscapes, buildings, fruit and vegetables - you name it!

When it came to deciding how best to display Stan’s work online, we decided that these works should be shown in a category of their own. We have also included some of his early and/or experimental work. We have been able to identify many as illustrations for his books such as The Complete Watercolour Course, Oil Painting Workbook, Drawing and Sketching, How to draw and paint landscapes, etc. Most of these popular books are still easy to find - and provide a unique provenance for the work in question.


The Works

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Cock
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Gardening

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Pagoda, Kew Gardens

£149

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Daisies on red ground
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Elephant
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Two chairs

£160

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Twickenham quayside

£175

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Eagle
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Llama
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Egret

£195

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Giraffes
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Still life with two pots and a jug

£280

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Still life on red ground
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The Palm House

£195

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Pulling Thread

£90

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Stitching

£90

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Pepper, Jar, Garlic

£80

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Clasped Hands

£90

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Knotting

£80

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Pepper, Jar, Garlic II
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Resting Hands

£60

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Harbour scene Shoreham

£150

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Pepper, Jar, Garlic III

£90

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Fruit and Vegetables
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Small Boat, Quinta do Lago

£80

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Shored Boats

£150

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Pears with Blue bowl (triptych)

£160

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Pears with Blue bowl II

£80

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Egg seller, Hong Kong
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Beggar Hong Kong

£50

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Shored Boat (sketch)

£70

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Pears with Blue bowl III

£80

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Flower Stand

£90

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Cut Flowers and Candle

£150

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Two Crabs

£250

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Crab, Starfish, Fish

£250

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Orange Bananas and Redcurrants
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Clementine platter

£300

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Woman with red turtleneck
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Red Leaves
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Flowers in Vase
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Flowers in a vase II
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Starfish, urchin, shells

£150

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Orange with Leaves
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Fruit on Windowsill

£130

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The Bloodied Head

£80

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Workshop, Hong Kong

£70

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Old Cobbler Hong Kong

£80

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Hong Kong Tram

£60

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Hong Kong Ferry
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Boat Crane

£110

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Boxing Match
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Moths
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Face and Skull

£50

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Skull I

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Skull II

£50

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Skull III

£50

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Broad Tree

£60

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Runner

£50

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Runner II

£50

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Green teapot
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Egyptian Goose II

£50

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Egyptian Goose

£50

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Two Gourds II

£50

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Black fruit bowl
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Sweetcorn

£50

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Two Roses
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Four objects, blue back

£150

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Kensington roofscape looking towards the V&A

£195

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Four Geese

£90

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Shelduck

£60

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Gardening
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South American man in a black hat

£60

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Three South American ladies

£70

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Elephant
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Aeroplane

£70

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Beetles

£110

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Muscles of the hand

£60

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Hand in palm

£65

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Training the eye (profile of female head)

£60

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Working Hands I
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Working Hands II

£100

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Working Hands III

£70

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Watering Can

£80

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Cat

£150

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