Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
London. Artist, miniature portraitist, flower painter.
Smith lived in Chelsea, London, and was taught by his father, an engraver and miniaturist. Smith started his career as a fruit and flower painter. He was also an engraver and portrait miniaturist. He was employed by the Royal Gardens at Kew for many years as a botanical artist and had his work published in several publications including Robert Sweet's Flora Australasica (1827-1828).
Examples of artwork:
References: A.M.Coates The Treasury of Flowers (1975); L.deBray The Art of Botanical Illustration (1989); W.Blunt & W.T.Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration 2nd edn (1994); B.Elliott Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society (1994); H.Hewson Australia - 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (1999)
Source: Extracted from: Wrigley, J.W. (2013) Eucalypt Flowers, National Library of Australia, Canberra.