Sunday, June 27, 2010

English Romantic Art - 1850-1920

Herbert Gustave Schmalz (1856–1935)
A Fair Beauty
Signed and dated 1889; oil on canvas, 24 × 20 ins
Provenance: George Hughes, Newcastle; Mawson, Swan & Morgan, Newcastle; Private Collection.

‘Another Victorian worthy who enjoyed a great reputation in his day was Herbert
Schmalz. He painted subjects from classical and biblical history, only choosing
episodes which offered opportunities for elaborate and exotic architectural settings.’

(Christopher Wood, Olympian Dreamers p. 254.) In 1890 he visited Jerusalem and
the Holy Land to collect material for his biblical subjects, many of which were
turned into prints. He also painted portraits, and romantic figurative subjects. After the First World War, he changed his name to Carmichael.

September 20th – October 22nd, 2005
Shepherd & Derom Galleries

in association with
Campbell Wilson
Christopher Wood
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