American, 1812–1896

Russell Smith

Russell Smith spent considerable time traveling and sketching in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On June 9, 1848, he wrote in a letter to his wife, “It is better sketching ground than I have ever been on before.” Later in a letter of September 14, he wrote, “I have chosen the very best time for the color of the trees – just changing and as many of them are the finest I saw they look most charming...” (Smith, quoted in Virginia E. Lewis, Russell Smith: Romantic Realist, Pittsburgh, 1956, pp. 125–6).

Museum Collections:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Carnegie Institue, Pittsburgh, PA
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA

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