Sarah Smetham and Baby John

James Smetham, 1821-89


Oil on canvas

H 90 x W 69 cm

© OBU/OCMCH (Oxford Brookes Univrsity/Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History)

Accession no. SM4

Bequeathed by the artist's great-great-grandson, 2016<.p>

This tender portrait of his young wife and baby son, in subtle shades and with perfectly captured flesh tones, is one of Smetham's most accomplished works. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.] — Jacqueline Banerjee

Reproduced via Art UK by kind permission of Oxford Brookes University/Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History).