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Smelling, circa 1900
Unmounted (ref: 6621)
Inscribed with title
Pencil and watercolour
10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (26.7 x 31.7 cm)
irregular edges at bottom
Provenance: Private collection
One of the Five Senses,Smelling might have been intended to ornament a secular building such as an Inn. The design might be related to the The Black Friar Pub. 174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4, with its Interior designed by Herbert Fuller-Clark (b.1869, d. after 1912). The original building was constructed in 1875. and subsequently remodeled in several stages beginning 1903, 1914, and 1925, with decorative elements undertaken by by Nathaniel Hitch, Frederick Callcott, Henry Poole, and Farmer and Brindley.
We are grateful to Robin Simon for assistance.