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Douglas Ian Smart, R.E. 1876-1970.

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Fine Prints, Drawings and Watercolours: England

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Caister Castle.(Great Yarmouth, Norfolk). c. 1935. Sepia drawing. 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 (image and sheet8). Drawn on cream wove paper. Provenance: collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Monogrammed and title, lower left. $100.

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{A Country Road}. c. 1921. Pencil drawing. 5 3/16 x 6 11/16. Drawn on watermarked laid paper from a sketchbook. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Signed in pencil, lower right. $100.

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Croyland. (Crowland)[Ruins of Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshire]. c. 1924. Watercolor. 10 1/4 x 6 13/16. Painted on heavy cream watercolor paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Titled in ink, verso. Signed in ink, lower right. $140.

Moonlight, Rye. c. 1921. Mezzotint. 7 x 10 (sheet 8 3/4 x 11 3.4). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Monogrammed and dated lower left in the plate. Annotated in pencil, lower left '2nd plate not completed'. Provenance: a collection of the artist's fine art. $200.

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{Moored Boats}. c. 1935. Pencil drawing. 5 1/8 x 6 3/4. Drawn on tan watermarked laid paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Unsigned. $125.

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Repairs to S.T. John Wilson.(London) c. 1912. Crayon drawing. 7 13/16 x 8 3/4. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Sketch of a trawler, verso. Signed and titled in ink. $175.

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Richmond, Yorkshire. c. 1900. Ink drawing. 10 3/8 x 14 15/16 (sheet 11 x 15 1/2). Drawn on heavy cream wove paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil, lower right. $125.

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Octagon Gallery on Ludgate Hill. (London). Pencil drawing. 9 15/16 x 7 1/8 (sheet). Drawn on cream laid paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Titled in pencil, upper right and lower right. $175.

St. Martin's Church, Ludgate Hill. (London). Pencil drawing. 10 x 9 7/8 (sheet 14 7/8 x 11). Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Drawn on cream wove paper. There is a horizontal fold in the center, and there are tack holes in ther four corners from exhibition. Unsigned. $175.

The Octagon Gallery is located on Ludgate Hill in London. The main building in the Gallery is St. Martin's Church, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

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Thames Shipping. c. 1935. Blue ink drawing. 5 3/4 x 8 15/16. Drawn on tan wove paper from a sketchbook. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Writing and tugboat dawing in pencil, verso. Monogrammed, titled and dated lower left. $100.

France

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At Granville. (France). c. 1937. Ink and watercolor. 6 1/2 x 11 1/4. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Painted on laid paper with partial 'Britannia' watermark. Signed and titled in pencil, verso. Dated in pencil, lower right. $200.

Smart made an etching of Granville Harbour: Low Tide.

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A leading English etcher, engraver and watercolorist, of the 1920s and 1930s, Douglas Ian Smart studied printmaking techniques in London, under Sir Frank Short. Smart was a member of the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers, and exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy. He etched and painted in England, France, Spain and Italy. He exhibited at Colnaghi, Chenil Gallery, Connell and Son Gallery, The Fine Art Society, the Glasgow Institute, The International Society, The Walker Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. He specialized in architectural and landscape subjects.

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