AMERICAN GALLERY

Greatest American Painters

George Henry Smillie (1840 – 1921)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on May 5, 2014


Mill Pond At Ridgefield, Connecticut

Mill Pond At Ridgefield, Connecticut

Boquet River, Elizabethtown, NY

Boquet River, Elizabethtown, NY

Near Ridgefield

Near Ridgefield

The Homestead

The Homestead

Boating On Lake George

Boating On Lake George

New England Coastal Scene

New England Coastal Scene

Summer Inlet

Summer Inlet

Road To The Sea, Marblehead Neck

Road To The Sea, Marblehead Neck

Autumn On The Saco River

Autumn On The Saco River

Country Landscape

Country Landscape

Coastal View

Coastal View

Devil's Pulpit

Devil’s Pulpit

Landscape With Footbridge

Landscape With Footbridge

Bread Loaf, Vermont

Bread Loaf, Vermont

East Hampton Meadows

East Hampton Meadows

Seal Harbor, Mount Desert

Seal Harbor, Mount Desert

Off Marblehead

Off Marblehead

Bronxville

Bronxville

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

New Jersey Landscape With A Figure Resting By A Tree

New Jersey Landscape With A Figure Resting By A Tree

Marblehead Neck, Massachussets

Marblehead Neck, Massachusetts

Kaaterskill Clove With Haines & Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Clove With Haines & Kaaterskill Falls

Coastal Scene

Coastal Scene

Water Mill, Long Island

Water Mill, Long Island

Forest Clearing

Forest Clearing

Distant View Of Campbell Lodge And Wyoming Valley

Distant View Of Campbell Lodge And Wyoming Valley

Extensive River Landscape

Extensive River Landscape

Afternoon Stroll

Afternoon Stroll

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2 Responses to “George Henry Smillie (1840 – 1921)”

  1. Vincenzo said

    Smillie, I think it was a great landscaper, between the ancient and the modern. Very nice painting “Devil’s Pulpit” with that rocky peak, from where you can see a breathtaking panorama of the countryside below, that at the horizon merges with the sky. I also like the two paintings representing Marblehead Neck, which in my opinion, are those that are closest to the Impressionist style. From what we can see, scrolling through the images, this artist was also an excellent watercolorist.

  2. Bruce said

    Some of these paintings are local to me. For example, there is still a “functioning” (according to the Internet) water mill in the hamlet of Water Mill, Long Island, NY. And “East Hampton Meadows” is now part of Billy Joel’s estate, I bet (just guessing).

    What especially pleases me is “Seal Harbor, Mount Desert.” What a strange name for one of the most beautiful places on earth and certainly one of my favorites, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It’s certainly not a desert! But Wikipedia provides this explanation of the origin of the name:

    “Some natives stress the second syllable (de-ZERT), in the French fashion, although many others pronounce it in a fashion similar to the English name of a landscape devoid of vegetation (DEH-zert). French explorer Samuel de Champlain’s observation that the summits of the island’s mountains were free of vegetation as seen from the sea led him to call the island ‘île des Monts Déserts’, or island of the Bare Mountains.

    “According to Acadia National Park movies shown to the public in the park’s visitor center, the name means ‘Isle of the lonely mountains’ because when you are out to sea, and approaching land, the mountain tops appear alone before any other land.”

    Maybe I will have my ashes strewn in Seal Harbor, if it violates no environmental regulations! 😉

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