Francis Pettit Smith

Made:
1856 in England
artist:
William Boxall

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Painting, Sir Francis Pettit Smith (1808-1874) / by William Boxall, c.1856. Oil on canvas, portrait, 90x70cm in gilt frame, 121.5x101.5x8.5cm. Portrait, HL.Francis Pettit Smith co-inventor of of screw propeller and driving force behind first screw-propelled steamship. In 1860 he became curatoer of the Ptent Museum in South Kensington. Willaim Boxall (1800-1879) was a portrait painter nd 1866-1874 he was Director of the National Gallery.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1884-216
Materials:
gilt and oil paint on canvas
Measurements:
frame: 1215 mm x 1015 mm x 85 mm,
image: 900 mm x 700 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest