Portrait of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, (painting)
Smibert, John 1680-1751
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 120
Born 1680; d. 1751. John Smibert was born at Edinburgh about 1680. After serving his apprenticeship to a house-painter, he went to London, and supported himself by copying for the dealers, and by ornamenting coaches. After some years, he went to Italy to study the great masters, and, on his return to London, established himself there as a portrait painter. When Bishop Berkeley came to America, Smibert accompanied him, and in 1725 settled in Boston, where he married, and continued to practise portrait-painting until his death, in 1751. [P. 9; exhibited under heading: "Oil Paintings."]
Massachusetts Centennial Art Exhibition, at the Galleries of the Boston Art Club, No. 64 Boylston Street, and at No. 48 Boylston Street, commencing April 3, 1876--Hours from 9, a.m. to 10, p.m.