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Smith, John Thomas 1766-1833

Overview
Works: 210 works in 508 publications in 1 language and 3,182 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Anecdotes  Guidebooks  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Engraver, Artist, Illustrator, edc
Classifications: PR4146, 760.0924
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Most widely held works by John Thomas Smith
William Blake by Arthur Symons( Book )

9 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nollekens and his times by John Thomas Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nollekens and his times; comprehending a life of that celebrated sculptor; and memoirs of several contemporary artists, from the time of Roubiliac, Hogarth and Reynolds to that of Fuseli, Flaxman and Blake by John Thomas Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1828 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculptor Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was famed for his portrait busts of leading figures of his day. While working in Italy in the 1760s, he established contacts among a group of aristocratic British patrons, going on to become London's most fashionable sculptor upon his return to England in 1771. The draughtsman and antiquary John Thomas Smith (1766-1833) had been at one time a pupil of Nollekens. It is believed that this anecdotal two-volume biography, first published in 1828, was written as an act of revenge. Having been promised a considerable legacy in the sculptor's will, Smith was disappointed to receive only an executor's fee. The work contains little analysis concerning the sculptor's art, relating instead much gossip and anecdotes of a personal nature. Nonetheless, it presents a vivid picture of the London art world at that time. Volume 2 covers the infamous will and provides biographical sketches of Nollekens' contemporaries
Vagabondiana : or, Anecdotes of mendicant wanderers through the streets of London, with portraits of the most remarkable drawn from the life by John Thomas Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1817 and 1970 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming that "several first-rate artists," such as Michelangelo, "often drew from them," John Smith here sets out to do the same. By way of further explanation, he writes, "It occurred to the author of the present publication, that likenesses of the most remarkable of them [the mendicants], with a few particulars of their habits, would not be unamusing to those to whom they have been a pest for several years." The reader must decide whether, ultimately, Smith's drawings are sympathetic or not. Smith's descriptions of the people to be found begging on the streets of London (of whom Gypsies were but one group) provide insight into urban life in Victorian England
Nollekens and his times : and memoirs of contemporary artists from the time of Roubiliac, Hogarth and Reynolds to that of Fuseli, Flaxman and Blake by John Thomas Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1914 and 1920 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities of Westminster; the Old Palace; St. Stephen's Chapel, (now the House of Commons). Containing 246 engravings of topographical objects, of which 122 no longer remain by John Thomas Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1807 and 1957 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cries of London : exhibiting several of the itinerant traders of antient and modern times by John Thomas Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1839 and 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loose copy of the print Henry Dinsdale, 1815, is also included
An antiquarian ramble in the streets of London, with anecdotes of their more celebrated residents by John Thomas Smith( Book )

14 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on rural scenery; with twenty etchings of cottages, from nature; and some observations and precepts relative to the pictoresque. By John Thomas Smith by John Thomas Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1797 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The streets of London, anecdotes of their more celebrated residents, by John Thomas Smith ... ed. by Charles Mackay by John Thomas Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient topography of London, containing not only views of buildings ... but some account of places and customs either unknown, or overlooked by the London historians by John Thomas Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1815 and 1985 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book for a rainy day : or, recollections of the events of the last sixty-six years by John Thomas Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1845 and 2015 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities of London and its environs by John Thomas Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1791 and 1800 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etchings of remarkable beggars, itinerant traders and other persons of notoriety in London and its environs by John Thomas Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1815 and 1819 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities of London by John Thomas Smith( )

16 editions published between 1791 and 1800 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nollekens and his times : comprehending a life of that celebrated sculptor; and memoirs of several contemporary artists, from the time of Roubiliat, Hogarth, and Reynolds, to that of Fuseli, Flaxman, and Blake by John Thomas Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1828 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculptor Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was famed for his portrait busts of leading figures of his day. While working in Italy in the 1760s, he established contacts among a group of aristocratic British patrons, going on to become London's most fashionable sculptor upon his return to England in 1771. The draughtsman and antiquary John Thomas Smith (1766-1833) had been at one time a pupil of Nollekens. It is believed that this anecdotal two-volume biography, first published in 1828, was written as an act of revenge. Having been promised a considerable legacy in the sculptor's will, Smith was disappointed to receive only an executor's fee. The work contains little analysis concerning the sculptor's art, relating instead much gossip and anecdotes of a personal nature. Nonetheless, it presents a vivid picture of the London art world at that time. Volume 1 concentrates on aspects of Nollekens' character, habits and opinions
Sixty-two additional plates to Smith's Antiquities of Westminster by John Thomas Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1807 and 1809 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mendicant wanderers through the streets of London; with portraits of the most remarkable, drawn from life by John Thomas Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book for a rainy day, or, Recollections of the events of the years 1766-1833 by John Thomas Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1861 and 1905 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antiquarian ramble in the streets of London : with anecdotes of their most celebrated residents. by John Thomas Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Thomas Smith

John Thomas Smith Brits kunstschilder (1766-1833)

John Thomas Smith englischer Maler, Bildhauer, Antiquar

John Thomas Smith peintre, graveur et antiquaire anglais

Smith, Antiquity

Smith, J. T.

Smith, J. T. 1766-1833

Smith, J. T. (John Thomas), 1766-1833

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