[Arthur Lionel Smith.]
Etching, 1st state, from a limited edition marked '1 of 6' in pencil by the artist lower left. 230 x 310mm, 9 x 12¼".
Arthur Lionel Smith (1850 - 1924), historian; Master of Balliol College, Oxford. He studied at Balliol College, was a fellow of Trinity College, and returned to Balliol as a fellow in 1882. He remained at the college where he taught history for the rest of his life. 'A.L.S.' scratched in plate upper left. Francis Dodd (1874 - 1935) made two plates portraying Arthur Lionel Smith in 1915, this being the second. This is a reversed design either after the oil painting of Arthur Smith which Dodd completed in 1913, or a study for the painting. The painting was presented by subscribers to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1914; Balliol also holds a probable study for the head in coloured chalks (see John Jones, 'The Portraits of Balliol College. A Catalogue' (1990) cat. nos. 126, 127). Dodd was born in Glasgow and received his training at the Glasgow School of Art. After moving to London he became one of the leading portrait artists of his time. He was an official war artist in the 1914-1918 war, and made many fine etchings.
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