ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Smith

(1713-1776)


George Smith was born at Chichester, the son of a Baptist minister. Like his two brothers John and William, he became a professional painter. Smith, who specialized in landscapes, was patronized by the Duke of Richmond and won prizes from the Incorporated Society of Artists. In addition to his accomplishments in painting and poetry, he was reportedly a good cellist. Among his pupils was Charlotte Smith, apparently no relation.


TEXT RECORDS:

1770Six Pastorals: The Complaint of Daphnis. A Soliloquy.
1770Six Pastorals: The Contest.
1770Six Pastorals: The Country Lovers.
1770Six Pastorals: The Happy Meeting.
1770Six Pastorals: Two Boys.
1770Six Pastorals: Winter.

PUBLICATIONS:

Six pastorals. 1770.