George Smart of Frant “Old Bright the Postman” and “The Goosewoman”
Fabric Collage on Printed and Hand Painted Paper Background
Complete with Smart’s Trade Label to Verso
Within Original Gilt Frames
George Smart is one of the great British Folk artists of the nineteenth century. A tailor by trade, he fashioned engaging naïve images like the present example from scraps of fabric he had in his workshop. Smart’s work is represented in many major public and private collections, including Compton Verney, and the Tunbridge Wells Museum.
England c. 1840
11.5” high x 9.5” wide x 1” deep
Exhibited at Tate Britain, ”British Folk Art”
Literature: Illustrated and Described in Christie, Jonathan; George Smart The Tailor of Frant, Artist in Cloth and Velvet Figures; Unicorn Press, 2016; P.10-11.