Holland House, Middlesex, the Seat of the Right Honorable Lord Holland
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About the artist
Joseph Clarendon Smith trained as an engraver before later becoming a topographical draughtsman. His works are mainly views of the Thames Valley and Homes Counties but he also made sketching tours of Warwickshie and Devon in 1805 and Cornwall in 1806. He generally worked in pencil and monochrome washes of colour, sometimes adding further colours. He also used cross hatching in some of his shadows, a technique no doubt learnt as an engraver. In an attempt to recover from tuberculosis, Smith travelled to Madeira in 1810. However, he died during his return voyage.