Estate Representation

Russell Smith (1812-1896)

Photograph of Russell Smith
Vose Galleries Archives

The estate of Russell Smith has been represented at Vose Galleries since the late 1970s. His wife Mary Priscilla Wilson Smith also exhibited professionally, as did their son. Between 1977 and 1981 the Smith family estate was the subject of four exhibitions. In the foreword to the first catalogue R.C. Vose Jr. remarked on the fortuitous preservation of the estate. Happily these paintings had been preserved with loving care by members of the Smith family for more than one hundred years. It is not surprising that they have been knowledgably handled when one remembers that the Smith family was full of artists.