Emily Smith drawings
Scope and Contents
Emily Smith drawings contains 17 pencil drawings, mainly depicting pastoral scenes of farms, country homes, trees, animals, and landscapes. In a 1952 letter acknowledging the gift of the drawings, RIT President Mark Ellingson wrote, "The pencil landscape sketches have a delicate quality with very good delineation of tree forms and foliage. The animal studies are very well drawn, and the crayon pencil drawings of the cows are exceptionally good." The Ellingson letter is included in the collection.
- circa 1860
- Smith, Emily (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Emily Smith was a Rochester artist active in the mid-1800s. Her artist studio was in the historic Reynolds Arcade in downtown Rochester (next to artist Grove Gilbert). The Rochester Historical Society owns a painting by Smith: Skating on the Genesee.
1 Folder(s) (17 Drawings)
A portfolio of 17 drawings by 19th century Rochester artist Emily Smith.
Drawings are arranged by size.
C.S. North, Shelf 89, Box 7 (with Art on Campus collection)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Emily Smith drawings were gifted to RIT on April 23, 1952 by Ida K. Stebbins of Rochester, New York.
- Emily Smith at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology
Drawing sizes vary: 6.5 x 8 to 8.5 x 11.5 inches
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
- Emily Smith drawings
- RIT Art Collection
- Amy Vilz
- 07 September 2011
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