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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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Barge. Blue ink drawing. 4 1/2 x 7. Drawn on cream wove paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Unsigned. $95.

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Barge Along the Thames. c. 1950. Blue pencil drawing. 5 9/16 x 9 1/16 (sheet 7 3/8 x 11 1/16). Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Drawn on cream laid paper. Unsigned. $125.

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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. $125.

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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. $125.

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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. $150.

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Lowtide Bosham. c. 1918. Crayon drawing. 5 7/16 x 7 3/8. Drawn on cream watermarked laid paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Unsigned. $85.

Smart exhibited an etching of this title at the Royal Academy in 1918.

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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 Barge. c. 1915. Russet pencil drawing. 10 3/4 x 14 3/8. Drawn on cream wove paper with deckle edges on two sides. There is a vertical center fold in the paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Annotated 'all lower deck grey hull brown deck houses' in brown pencil, lower right. $100.

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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. $125.

France and Spain

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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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Le Château Gaillard, from across the Seine. (France). c. 1908. Pencil drawing. 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 (sheet 7 x 11 5/16). Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Drawn on tan wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil, lower right. $175.

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Granville. (France). c. 1937. Watercolor. 11 3/16 x 8 1/4. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Painted upon heavy watercolor paper. Signed in pencil, lower left. $150.

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The Harbour, Fécamp. c. 1929. Pencil drawing. 6 1/4 x 10 9/16. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Signed and titled in ink; dated in pencil, lower right. Excellent condition. $100.

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{Provins}. (France). Pencil Drawing. 11 3/8 x 9. Drawn on wove watercolor paper. Provenance: a collection of Smart etchings, drawings and watercolors. Titled and numbered in pencil, verso. Signed in pencil, lower right. $125.

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Toledo Bridge, No. 5. 1911. Etching and drypoint. 7 1/2 x 7 (sheet 10 5/16 x 7 1/2). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Monogrammed and dated lower left in the plate. Titled in pencil, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. $150.

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A leading English etcher, engraver and watercolourist, of the 1920's and 1930's, 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 subjects.

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