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George Smart

Old Man and Donkey

Details

Artist

George Smart

Title

Old Man and Donkey

Date

1833

Medium

Collage on paper

Dimensions

H: 37 x W: 31 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0057.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

George Smart was a tailor from Kent who made pictures and figures out of scraps of left-over cloth. He specialised in portraits of local ‘characters’ such as this postman identified as ’Old Bright’, which he used as the subject of several collages. To the bottom right is ‘Smart’s Repository’, where the artist exhibited his cloth pictures.

George Smart Old Man and Donkey 1833 © Compton Verney